200 Golden Agers Completed UPM Short-term Course

A number of 200 seniors in their 50s have successfully completed their short term course (lifelong learning) at the Institute of Gerontology Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) here today.

They were assigned courses that are related to adulthood and ageing process which discussed on health and rehabilitation programmes, language and communication, basic computer as well as physical activities, for instance swimming and work out for the elderly.

The award presentation was held in a ceremony in conjunction with the Third Era University (U3A) Open Day by the Vice Chancellor of UPM, Prof. Datuk Dr. Nik Mustapha R. Abdullah.

Third Era University (U3A) Malaysia was established to promote active and productive ageing through training, education and lifelong learning.

U3A Malaysia emulates other universities around the world that encourage learning for leisure through the spirit of teamwork, sharing and self pace.

The formation of U3A Malaysia is based on the British and France U3A International Movement model under the UPM’s authority, led by Assoc. Prof. Tengku Aizan Hamid, Director, Institute of Gerontology UPM.

The event was fully supported by the Government of Malaysia and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) since the year 2008.

Written by the Media, Publication and Publicty Section, UPM.

Published: 11 Dec 2009

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