If you enjoy having days out, going to new places and seeing new things then this is the page to watch. Social activities for all members to join in and enjoy are regularly arranged and organised.
Group Train travel, Coach Trips or Car share are all means of getting out there to enjoy the opportunities we have in our area.
Anyone interested in joining an event or activity, please use either the Contact Us page or email the event organiser.
New Year Lunch 2020
It is time to book your place for the annual New Year lunch. The lunch for 2020 with be on Tuesday January 14th at the Yelverton Golf club. The cost will be £24.00 for two courses or £28.00 for three courses. This price includes £1.00 per person for the tip. To secure your place please download the menu form, make your selection and bring the form to the next U3A meeting on Thursday 12th September, along with a £10.00 per person cash deposit.
Lots of members enjoyed a festive meeting in December. The group was entertained by the play reading group who performed a stirling production of their own play. This was followed by a table top Christmas quiz that encouraged
some around the table debate and discussion including which line went with which Christmas carol. The answers were soon confirmed by the Singing for Fun group who entertained everyone with a
selection of Christmas carols. The afternoon was finished off with mince pies, biscuits, tea and coffee along with
the Christmas raffle. Many members had been very generous with donating prizes and there were lots of winners.
SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY - TRIP TO TOTNES
Glorious weather added to the excitement of travelling along a beautiful stretch of countryside on the South Devon Railway. Happy memories of “Steam” and “Smuts”, luckily no “Smuts” for us.
Arrival at Totnes gave us all time to eat, shop, visit the Castle or walk along the river bank.
Returning once again by “Steam” we headed to the cafe where we had a delicious Cream Tea.
A really lovely day, good company and lots of humour.
First Aid Workshop: Tuesday 19th June
It was great to welcome back Tracey from the Red Cross as she really gets us involved. Today we had role playing with John spraining his ankle while out walking, luckily help was at hand with “ice” and a chair! Next Geoff had a Stroke while out shopping, once again help was at hand and after the 999 call was made he was made comfortable with Jill, Pauline and Sarah all reassuring him to stay calm! Finally, two visitors found Barbara suffering from hypothermia in her home, they quickly called 999 and started to cover her with a blanket and prepare a warm drink while talking to her and checking her heating system was working.
The importance of “time” was spelt out when someone is having a Stroke, as long as they have the correct medication within 3 hours a full recovery should be made, so action is urgent. Heart attacks can be very painful, its best to try and keep the blood flowing in the upper part of the body as this is where the brain and vital organs are, so sit the patient with their knees raised to achieve this.
Once again by practising in the above situations we are gaining more confidence should we ever need to help someone.
On Monday 14th May Moorsedge played skittles against Plympton U3A
This was a great opportunity to have some fun and meet with members of a neighbouring U3A. Tea , coffee, biscuits and doughnuts were served and enjoyed by all. There was a bit of competitive rivalry on the skittles alley with Moorsedge winning the event overall. Individually Linda from Moorsedge and Gabriel from Plympton were the top scorers. Each received a small prize. Well done to all the players on both teams. The rematch, to be organised by Plympton, is planned for in the autumn
CIDER FARM at Sampford Courtenay. We were greeted by Alison Mciiwraith who with her husband run a very successful business which they started some years ago by planting Apple Trees in their 40 acres of land.
Several varieties of Apple are used to produce both Strong Vintage, Sweet, Dry and now Soft Fruits and Elderflower are also being added.
Following our Tour which explained the process of Apple to Bottle, we had a sampling session which took us through such names as War Horse or Revenge, all of which washed down our pasty.
The Shop which is now 2 years old can be visited at any time and sells lots of nice things which are produced in Devon.
RED CROSS - FIRST AID DEMONSTRATION
Being offered the chance of a demonstration by a member of the Red Cross on the basics relating to Bleeding, Broken Bones, Choking, Head Injuries, Unresponsive Breathing or NOT Breathing was too good to miss. So 16 members had a very thorough 2 hour session with Tracey Knight on " what to do and how to do it".
The role play sessions were excellent, although a few members thought they were being filmed for Casualty !
Tracey has offered to come back later in the year to cover the very important issue of Strokes, Heart Attacks and Hypothermia.
Each member received a Certificate of attendance together with a Handout covering all the issues we had dealt with that day, so a very worthwhile 2 hours which gave all of us more confidence should a situation ever occur when our help might be needed.
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