Aileen Jones – Slow and Steady Walking
Written in May 2022.
Is this the first U3A class you’ve tutored?
I don’t consider myself to be a tutor, more a coordinator, but ‘yes’ this is the first group I’ve taken responsibility for within Nillumbik U3A.
Other U3A classes attended?
I am currently enrolled in the Gentle Walking Group, the Friday Luncheon Group and Life Changing Events in History. I often enrol in Jane Davies’ history classes when possible – they’re very popular for good reasons. In the past, I was also enrolled in French for Beginners.
Yes, I live in Research.
What your students will learn?
This is a group walk so not a structured class. We will meet at various spots around the Shire to walk and, for the time being at least, basically shadow the Gentle Walking Group’s program.
This is a participation group of people who want to start getting out to walk. I have found the Gentle Walking Group a good way of encouraging myself to continue walking and it has also helped me to socialise. I hope that this new group might do the same for others.
Why did you volunteer to run this class?
I was missing the extra walk during the week that I had enjoyed with a friend who has moved from the area, so when the possibility of an additional walking group was mentioned and leaders were needed, I showed my interest.