Aylsham and District U3A is still OPEN - .
AYLSHAM AND DISTRICT U3A IS NOW ONLY OPERATING BY TELE CONFERENCING; PHONE CALLS; SOCIAL MEDIA ETC
Our AGM was held on 3rd July via the teleconference app Zoom with voting by members who were unable to attend the meeting being carried out in advance. We now have some re-elected and new committee members and they will all be working hard to manage our U3A at this difficult time.
A link to the Chair report is attached.
Lockdown is easing and you can keep in touch with each other and other group members using phones, free conferencing apps, what’s App etc.
U3A is a unique and exciting organisation which provides life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!
Members share their skills and life experiences: the learners teach and the teachers learn, and there is no distinction between them.
The U3A movement is supported by its national office.
Aylsham and District U3A is a full member of the Third Age Trust and the Third Age Matters magazine should drop through members' letter boxes every month.
Our membership is over 300 with new enquiries arriving on a regular basis. Our membership renewal period runs from 1st April to 31st March.
More information About Us may be accessed via the More About Us link on this page.
Events & Monthly Meetings - See our Events Page for the latest information on our monthly meetings
Groups - We have groups starting all the time but we still need more convenors. Many groups still manage to meet during lockdown.
Outings - See our latest outings information, via the Events Page. We would love to hear from you of any places you would like to visit when things return to normal.
Coffee Mornings - The popular coffee mornings have continued during lockdown and been held via Zoom on the first Thursday of each month. With lockdown restrictions easing our coffee morning organiser, Social Secretary Ian Gravenell, is hoping to announce the latest arrangements for a move to 'physical' coffee mornings. Look out for the information from Ian.
Taken from an edition of Third Age Matters – From a member of Syston & District U3A
“ I was a community mental health nurse in the Melton Mowbray area.
My colleagues and I regularly referred patients to the local U3A
The overwhelming problem of patients recovering from depression was social isolation.
Our health care worker would find out their hobbies and interests and liaise with relevant U3A group leaders to help the patients initiate attendance.
Once patients attended groups regularly, their mood improved and we were able to discharge them. Frequently they were too busy attending groups to keep their appointments with us!”
Do you know a friend or neighbour who would benefit from being a U3A member?
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