Seniors discover hidden talents through online classes


Chan (left) with her brush painting. Next to her is U3A vice-president Lily Fu. Photo: Julia Chan

Retiree Rahmah Abdul Aziz, 79, says that joining the University of the Third Age (U3A) – a programme under the Lifelong Learning for Older Malaysians project by Universiti Putra Malaysia’s Institute of Gerontology – has given her a new lease on life.

“I was moping around the house, didn’t go out much, and had lost interest in life after retiring and illness prevented me from doing volunteer social work for certain associations I was a member of, ” says the former English teacher who joined U3A in 2010.

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