Dereham

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Dear Members

We do hope you are all keeping well and occupied during these strange times. Life has changed dramatically for all of us since we had our last U3A meeting in March. The NEWS page will keep you fully updated.

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20th January 2021

ZOOM COFFEE MORNING PROJECT....... WHY NOT SET UP A VIRTUAL COFFEE MORNING WITH YOUR U3A FRIENDS OR GROUP ?

For more information please CLICK HERE.

19th January 2021

Watch the latest U3A Radio Podcast on "You Tube". Please click on this link U3A RADIO PODCAST. EPISODE 4. JAN 21

16th January 2021

The National U3a has produced a Newsletter for the East of England, its first edition can be accessed by clicking on this link NEWS FROM THE EAST JANUARY 2021

9th January 2021

FREE ON LINE "MINDFULNESS FOR LATER LIFE COURSE"

Background and information on the course:

The Gatehouse Charity is running an online mindfulness course that is fully-funded by the Norfolk Winter Resilience Fund to support older adults during the coronavirus epidemic. We are running our next online course to start in the week commencing 1st February 2021 and hope to run face to face courses later on, guidelines pending. The course has been run successfully in the NHS for several years in later life and stroke services.

The course is based on the mindfulness-based stress reduction course developed by John Kabat Zin, but has been adapted for this population.

We have had really good feedback from participants, and we have found that it improves people’s attention and memory, as well as reducing loneliness, low mood, stress, anxiety and chronic pain. We have also worked with memory clinic patients, and it has improved memory functioning in people in the early stages of dementia, mild cognitive impairment or people suffering from carer stress. Mindfulness for later life was last year the topic of an all Parliamentary group in Westminster, which we were invited to attend.

There is a great deal of interest in mindfulness for later life, and so it is fantastic that we are able to offer it to older adults during the coronavirus crisis.

The sessions involve a weekly meeting via Zoom, with audio recordings of the practise and handouts to be downloaded.

Places are free but limited to 15 people so to apply for the course please complete the following application form as soon as you can to secure your place, before 18th January 2021, but we will consider your application after this date if there are spaces.

For application form please click on this link MINDFULNESS FOR LATER LIFE COURSE.

For more information please click on this link GATEHOUSE CHARITY WEBSITE

8th January 2021

Message to all members from the U3A CEO and "Chair"

Please click on this link Jan 2021 MESSAGE FROM CEO AND \"CHAIR\".

4th January 2021

New Years message from the CEO of the Third Age.

Please click on this link NEW YEARS MESSAGE FROM THE U3A

20th December 2020

A CHRISTMAS PRESENT TO ALL OUR MEMBERS

2020/21 RENEWALS

At the recent Christmas meeting the Chair of the committee made an important announcement regarding subscription renewals for next year.

As we were unable to take part in the vast majority of our activities this year the committee have decided to waive next year's renewal fee. If you choose to receive the magazine you'll still be required to pay the additional £3 for this. Lapsed and new members will incur the full fee but if you are RENEWING with us next spring there will be nothing to pay. Please see the WELCOME page for full details.

Thank you for your continued support, the committee really do appreciate it and we look forward to welcoming you back to meetings, groups and activities in the not too distant future.

21st November 2020

U3a November National Newsletter. All the latest news from National Office.

Please click on link U3a NOVEMBER NATIONAL NEWSLETTER.

19th November 2020

PR and Media Advisers required, CAN YOU HELP?

The National Office is looking for members with PR or Media Experience to help the U3a.

Please click on U3a PR and MEDIA ADVISERS ROLES Link

13th November 2020

COMMITTEE VACANCIES......COMMITTEE VACANCIES........COMMITTEE VACANCIES

We have two vacancies that need to be filled in order for YOUR U3a to function effectively.

SPEAKER SECRETARY.......OUTINGS ORGANISER.

Please give some thought if you could help in these roles and contact the "CHAIR" through the CONTACT page on the website. Job descriptions can be viewed by clicking on the COMMITTEE JOB DESCRIPTIONS Link on this page.

8th November. REMEMBRANCE DAY. DEREHAM U3a WREATH LAYING

For the fallen.

This week marks the 102nd anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War.

Events on Remembrance Sunday were obviously very different this year. Nevertheless we were honoured to be invited to participate for the first time.

In a pared down event at the town's war memorial a wreath was laid on behalf of us all by our president, Sue Rothwell.

We hope we can mark the occasion in a more usual manner next year.

We will remember them.

7th November 2020

Chairmans e mail to all members including information on November Zoom meeting. Please click on link CHAIRMANS E MAIL 7th NOVEMBER 2020

3rd - 4th November 2020

IMPORTANT...... Latest Covid 19 Guidance from our National Office. Please click on links NATIONAL UPDATE 1 and NATIONAL UPDATE 2.

2nd November 2020

YOUR SPACE .....New Members page

This is a new page dedicated to any items of interest members would like to submit. Stories, Photographs, Poems, the sky is the limit. Please send your items to the Communications Officer using the link on the Contacts page.

Angus Spooner has already sent us a great article to start the page off.

26th Sept 2020.

VIDEO EVENTS

This new page contains links to external websites which we hope will offer varied types of on line entertainment and education for our members whilst "Lockdown" continues. If you have any suggestions for suitable websites please contact the Communications Officer via the link on the CONTACTS page.

21st September

GROUP CONVENORS. New Covid 19 Advice has just been received from the U3A National Office. This information can be found by going to the GROUPS page and clicking on the Group convenors resources link which will take you to the Group Convenors resources page. You will also find Risk Assessment forms available to read or download on this page.

15th August

HELP....HELP....HELP....HELP....HELP....HELP.

ITEMS FOR THE WEBSITE. ITEMS FOR THE WEBSITE. ITEMS FOR THE WEBSITE.

If any member or group Convenors have any items they would like posted on the website, especially on the individual group pages please send them by E mail (barryfhome@gmail.com) and I will do my best to put them on. If you would like to speak to me please telephone 01760 441259. Barry

17th July. A message from the new Chairman

A message to all from the new Chairman, David Terry. Please click on the "Message from new Chairman" link.

AGM 9th July.

The photo shows our AGM which was held on zoom on 9th July, attended by the committee on your behalf. We are very pleased to welcome David Terry, Catherine Hawkins, Jan Waterman and Stef Spooner to the committee. The minutes and Chairman's report can be found on the links on this page.

PLEASE DO PASS ON THIS INFORMATION TO MEMBERS WHO HAVE NO E MAIL.