Halesowen

KeepInTouch

KEEP IN TOUCH

For ALL our members... KeepInTouchHands

To make the next few months a bit more fun, this page is here to provide something you like...
the input will be from Members, for Members,
so DO send your thoughts that we share with the rest of our Members...

Rule 1 (the only Rule): It must not mention Coronavirus !
We'll try to add anything you send to the webpage to share with other Members...

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Gresham College Short Talks
- free short online talks on a variety of topics...

Ideas from the Third Age Trust

View and sign-up to notifications from Third Age Trust here U3A Newsletter link

Using digital platforms to stay connected. Try the new U3A Forums (or should that be Fora?)
During these unprecedented times, Third Age Trust has been looking at different ways to support our amazing U3A community, both Members and Interest Group leaders, to stay active and connected with each other.
To this end, they have launched three national online discussion forums so that you can share ideas and support each other.
Thanks to the Beacon users, we are doing this by extending the existing (and successful) Beacon User Forum to all U3As. It is easy to get started. Click here
To Connect with the Forums, click the ‘register’ button and fill in your details. From there you will be able to explore the forums and get involved in the discussion.

There are three forums that you can join:
Learning – discussions around subjects and all forms of interest and learning
Our U3A Community – discussions arounds how we support each other
(There is also a Beacon Forum – discussions around using Beacon, the U3A management system , but this is only of interest if you use Beacon)

Please join us, sign up and get chatting. Together we will network, share ideas and stay connected.
N.B. This is a national U3A Forum, not just a Halesowen one!

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*** Mr David St John who was to have spoken to us on 15 July 2020... ***

Hi,
Trust all OK with you, despite this awful year.
Sad that we missed out on the 15th July talk but look forward to hearing back as and when your side is up and running again. We can then look at a rescheduled date?

In the meantime – I have recently published my latest book that might be of interest to your members? It partly ties in with my ‘60s years in showbiz’ talks although centred on my home town of Southampton.

However- full of 50s/60s nostalgia which has a universal appeal ‘Southern Roots – Part 1. A Rock’n’Roll Story 1958-1972’

Info: www.davidstjohn.co.uk/author.html

I will have copies on my future talks as people are now slowly getting back to cautious ‘normality’ but you may wish to share this?

DSJ

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*** FREE VIDEOS from Droitwich Neck & Back Clinic ***

Dear Sir or Madam,

I hope you’re staying safe and doing OK at the moment. I am the principal chiropractor at Droitwich Back & Neck Clinic. You may remember I came and spoke to the Halesowen U3A group in October 2017. I am getting in touch now because I am producing videos that are designed for people who are stuck at home and struggling with some of the physical and psychological aspects of being under “lockdown”. This video content is exclusive to current patients and certain companies and is not given general distribution.

Below are the videos I have produced so far, please feel free to send these links to your members.

- The Postural Perils of Working from Home: Postural Perils
- Dealing with the Postural Perils of Working from Home: Dealing with Postural Perils
- Break and Stretch at Your Office Desk - Office Desk
- Stress and Anxiety 1: Stress and Anxiety 1
- Stress and Anxiety 2: Stress and Anxiety 2

I will be producing more content in the coming weeks and am happy to take suggestions for additional video ideas.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. The best number to reach me on at the moment is 07883 012289.

Kind regards

Andrew Robson MChiro
www.droitwichchiro.com
Droitwich Chiro

Halesowen U3A is providing this information from one of our speakers as you may find it of interest. We are not necessarily endorsing anything contained in the videos or in this item.

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Do you like a Cryptic Quiz? (phone or email Ann, or click here Cryptic Quiz if you wish to join this) You do not need to use this link if you have already emailed Ann.
Each Quiz will be sent to you by email, and you'll get to see the answers a week or so later...

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Interesting Stories to tell, an Article perhaps or something newsworthy (phone or email Mary,or click here Articles )

Tips for Getting a Good Night's Sleep
• Stick to a sleep schedule. Go to bed and wake up at the same time each day…
• Exercise is great, but not too late in the day. Try to exercise at least 30 minutes…
• Avoid caffeine and nicotine. Coffee, colas, certain teas, and chocolate contain the caffeine…
• Avoid alcoholic drinks before bed. Having a “nightcap” or alcoholic beverage before sleep …
• Avoid large meals and beverages late at night. A light snack is okay, but …
• If possible, avoid medicines that delay or disrupt your sleep.
• Don’t take naps after 3 p.m. Naps can help make up for lost sleep, but…
• Relax before bed. Don’t overschedule your day so that no time is left for unwinding…
• Take a hot bath before bed. The drop in body temperature after getting out of the bath…
• Have a good sleeping environment. Get rid of anything in your bedroom that might distract…
• Have the right sunlight exposure. Daylight is key to regulating daily sleep patterns…
• Don’t lie in bed awake. If you find yourself still awake after staying in bed….
Members can click here to read the whole article from Matthew Walker's "Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams" sent in by Martin …
Tips for Getting a Good Nights Sleep DOC
Tips for Getting a Good Nights Sleep PDF

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Obtaining Blue Peter Badges for Having Twins!?
"if any of your children, grandchildren etc. tell you they are expecting twins (or more) you can show them this and say – you might be on Blue Peter!!"
Members can click here to read the whole article by Richard W ...
Blue Peter Badges for Having Twins!? DOC
Blue Peter Badges for Having Twins!? PDF
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...it would be helpful for us to know if you cannot open these files in DOC or PDF format, if you cannot please drop me a message here Website
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What are you doing that you'd like to share?
Something funny we'd like? Photos? Anything else (phone or email Colin,or click here Website )

Science Schooling at Home
Science Schooling at Home
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Playground Duty
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My Bin Went Out
My Bin Went Out .
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Black Country Rules
Black Country Rules
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Bird Seed
Bird Seed
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Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road
Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road
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Stay Home
Stay Home

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Antimatter
Antimatter
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Lockdown
Lockdown
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4 Stages Of Quarantine
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Gardening Advice
Gardening Advice
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Once upon a time, in a little village not so far from here, every day a raggedy man stood outside a Baker's shop with a big smile on his face, breathing in the delicious aroma of the bread.... click for more...The Smell of the Bread

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ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I'm going with male.
Click for more.... Witness and Attorney
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Make your To Do List? Click on this image... To Do List
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The Dead Horse Theory. Click on this image... The Dead Horse Theory
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# ...more in the right margin! :-) --->

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