The Redland City Council's new logo, Redland Coast- naturally wonderful, is so true.
Naturally refers to all things natural in the Redlands. Our area provides an environment that appeals to everyone. We have beautiful beaches on the coast and on the islands, fauna that captivates and bountiful green spaces with breathtaking scenery.
Complementing the natural beauty, we also have a cultural richness that makes us the envy of many. Our first people embody a genuine warmth when they recite their Welcome to Country. And this area offers so much that generations of families choose to stay here.
Others retire here and enjoy all the conveniences that are at our fingertips and at a pace that gives us time to 'smell the roses'.
Through the University of the Third Age Redlands I have met hundreds of seniors whose energy, passion for learning and sense of commitment to family and community resonate loudly.
They are a valuable part of our rich cultural tapestry, with a very strong social conscience born from decades of experience and wisdom. Many are keen volunteers and passionate advocates for the vulnerable in our society. They also have a good sense of fun.
Our U3A offers over 100 courses ranging from the academic through to leisure.
Our Tai Chi, water aerobics and cycling members will also be sitting in classes discussing current affairs, philosophy or comparative religions. Such a wide array of options is available.
The Life in Australia talks on Monday mornings from 9.30am at the Donald Simpson Centre are another opportunity to hear inspiring speakers and to chat with civic minded people over a cuppa.
What a wonderful place to live and what a caring community to be part of!
Debra Barker, president U3A Redlands.