Broomfield & District


NEW U3A DISCUSSION FORUMS – using digital platforms to stay connected

During these unprecedented times, the Third Age Trust has been looking at different ways to support our amazing U3A community. We wanted to enable and support U3As, members and Interest Group leaders, to stay active and connected with each other.

To this end, from Monday 6 April 2020 has launched several online discussion forums so that you can share ideas and support each other. It is easy to get started. All you need to do is visit the forum website at – full details will be provided in the monthly newsletter.

If you are not familiar with online forums, we have prepared a how-to guide to help you get started. We welcome your feedback on the guide. Your feedback will help us develop our guide which will be available on the national website in the next few days.

The forums that you can join are:

Learning – discussions around subjects and all forms of interest and learning
Our U3A Community – discussions arounds how we support each other

This is just an outline of what the forums are about because it will be led and developed by you when you join and the conversations that are happening.

A volunteer team will moderate the site and support you to use the forums in a safe, positive and productive way. More details will be made available as they are published on the Third Age Trust website and newsletter.

Please join us, sign up and get chatting. Together we will network, share ideas and stay connected

There are also other ways you can keep occupied during the current situation – some Groups are hoping to go virtual whereas there are a variety of online forums, programmes and free App’s (see Google or Microsoft Store) to join to keep your hand in e.g. Bridge, Canasta, Scrabble, Table Tennis, Geology, apart from the wealth of language and Walking programme on the various Iplayers; even free book clubs led by celebrities. Broomfield & District U3A may not be holding meetings but you can still enjoy your favourite Interest Group meetings on line.

Keep safe