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U3A Highvale is a member of U3A Network Victoria and part of the world-wide Universities of the Third Age movement that began in 1972.  The Glen Waverley branch started life at the Highvale Retirement Village in 1996.  As a voluntary, non-profit organisation, our purpose is to provide access for retirees, senior citizens and the 55s+ age group to the ‘getting’ of wisdom, information, knowledge, new skills as well as physical activities. This life-long learning experience is conducted in a friendly and enriching environment which is conducive to people in retirement.

We are privileged to be able to use the facilities in the Village. The corollary is that some residents are attracted to the Village because there is a U3A presence at their doorstep.  We help to combat social isolation and develop social interactions with senior community groups especially in Glen Waverley, through interesting conversations, courses and physical activities.