For lovers of culture, history and all things intriguing, BASScare regularly hosts guest speakers who share their passion and knowledge on a range of topics.
Our monthly special interest presentations (excluding January) are designed for lovers of culture, history and all things intriguing. Join BASScare’s guest speakers as they share their passion and knowledge on a specific topic of interest.. Our talks are fantastic places to learn something new about the world around us, discover a new interest or rekindle an old one.
We often learn about a place one week and then visit it the next!
Please call 9880 4709 to register your interest of attending or to share a great idea you have for a topic of interest OR if you are an area of interest you’d like to speak on.
Have an idea for a topic you’d like us to cover? Let us know and we’ll do our best to organise it!
Education shouldn’t end after high school, or university, or when we retire. It’s is a lifelong journey, and something we benefit from for as long as we keep it up. Whether it’s learning to dance or taking up a new hobby, reading a book or attending one of our talks, discovering and exploring new avenues promotes a healthy and engaged lifestyle.
Isolation can be a problem when we get older and lose some of our mobility and independence. Learning a new skill or attending a talk as part of a group is a fantastic way to meet people who hold similar interests and keep socially active.
No matter what age we are, a lack of stimulation can leave us depressed and irritable. Attending and participating in a special presentation can break the cycle of negativity and engage the mind in a positive manner. It also introduces us to a wider world and fuels our thirst for more knowledge and gives us drive.
As the saying goes, use it or lose it. It’s just as important to exercise our brains as it is our bodies. Learning and engaging in cognitive activities, which we find enjoyable and engaging, can make us more resilient to age-related brain changes. Some studies have suggested it can reduce the risk of dementia.
The brain is as spongy in later life as it is early on. Always wanted to learn a language? Always harboured an interest in renaissance art, but never dived in? Post-retirement, we have more time on our hands and great opportunities to realise the ambitions of our youth. The BASScare talks are a great place to reignite old interests.
Increasing our knowledge or developing new skills is a powerful way of increasing our self-confidence. Devoting time to the pursuit of a personal interest and self-improvement can be incredibly empowering and lend us a sense of accomplishment.