This page includes various information which may be of interest to U3A members.

The information is provided in good faith but Cowbridge U3A is not responsible for it and is not recommending anything. The following list usually does not include U3A events.

The editor is a technical author with wide experience in International News who carefully checks the sources of the following information. But do you really believe what's written here? I hope you do, of course!

Listen to this mind bending BBC Enquiry audio [23 mins], 'Why don't we care about facts?' And think again. You will need to register or log on with the BBC; but it's well worth it!

Latest Info
A new page, Covid-19 is now available on the top yellow tabs to the right of Info.
Online NHS 111 is not available in South Wales.
Latest Covid-19 Advice from the Third Age Trust's Chief Executive is on the new Covid-19 page.


Health Headlines
Online NHS 111 not available in all of South Wales, Stress, Grief, Dementia, A video about Memory & Ageing, and Stroke. Try this NHS Wales site first for general symptoms.

Events & Wales Headlines
Porthcawl Pier, awash during Storm Ciara.
National Trust, Lloyds Bank closure, Porthcawl U3A talks, Usk Open Gardens, Making Wales the best place and Ageing Well in Wales; in this strategy the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales sets out her priorities.


More details on each item can be found by clicking on the links (coloured text).


  • Help managing Stress, Anxiety and Low mood with Mindfulness on BBC Breakfast.
  • Help dealing with Grief.
  • Opportunities to assist with Dementia Research. See Page 23, of the latest Third Age Matters for an article on Dementia: the risks. Also find out about the Memory Jar. For information contact Madeline.
  • You can follow an International University project called WoMAAC that hopes to help with understanding of ageing and memory. Simply scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on the video [it takes 5 minutes to watch, and it could change many peoples quality of life].

Events & Wales

  • The National Trust is celebrating its 125th Anniversary and has announced that its Welsh membership has just reached 200,000.
  • Lloyds closure. An explanation from Lloyds Bank giving its reasons why it's closing your Cowbridge branch.
  • [U3A events] If you would like to watch talks presented to our Porthcawl U3A neighbours, click here and then on the pictures.
  • Making Wales a nation of age-friendly communities. A publication from Ageing Well in Wales and COPA (Cymru Older People’s Alliance) is a practical guide to creating change in your community. One of the recommendations is to get involved with your local U3A.


WoMAAC Project Overview