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CLICK ON THE LINK TOP RIGHT TO READ THE NOTES FROM OUR FIRST ZOOM HYBRID UPDATE MEETING

POSTED MONDAY, 27TH SEPTEMBER

Nearly all the SDu3a groups are back and running successfully and safely. There are some group leader vacancies which I hope will generate some volunteers. Please remember that leading a group does not mean doing everything yourself. Some groups operate with more than one group leader and others have various tasks delegated amongst its members. Expertise in a subject is not a requirement, an interest is enough to generate enthusiasm amongst like minded folks.

Group Leaders are needed for Art Group, Recorder Group plus Beginner’s and Improver’s Bridge (this latter needs a co-group leader).

We have also had an increasing number of requests to form a short distance, flat terrain walking group which, like the other walking groups, would have health and social benefits. 1 – 2 miles would be the suggested distance. Would anyone be willing to take this up on a trial basis?

The Christmas workshop list is beginning to take shape, we hope to have interest lists and some examples at the update meeting. The interest lists will also be open via the SDu3a website and Facebook page. We are still looking for more volunteers to run a Christmas workshop, contact Karin on karinsladeu3a@gmail.com

Calling all domino lovers. Backgammon 2 which runs on a Thursday afternoon in Marske Sports and Recreation Pavilion now offers backgammon and dominoes. Pop along at 1.30 and get the bones smacking down!

Bridge 3 which plays to ACOL rules has vacancies for experienced players. Contact can be made via the group page contact button or the enquiry button on the contact page of the website.

An appeal from the SDu3a band - musicians are needed who would like to play with our small wind band. We are a friendly group with the common desire to enjoy music through participation in playing. Any wind instrumentalist is more than welcome whatever standard they are as parts vary from simple to more advanced. *******************************************************************************************

Mindfulness Meditation Group will start face to face meetings on Tuesday, 21st September 10am - 12noon at the Jubilee Hall, Muriel Street, Carlin Howe, TS13 4DL. New members welcome.

COUNTRY DANCING RECONVENES ON THURSDAY, 16TH SEPTEMBER 2- 4PM AT MARSKE LEISURE CENTRE. THIS WILL RUN AS A FORTNIGHTLY GROUP UNTIL DECEMBER 9TH. NEW MEMBERS WELCOME - PLEASE GET IN TOUCH VIA THE CONTACT BUTTON ON THE COUNTRY DANCING PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE.

Happy Friday everyone!
As of today the following interest sheets are open:

RATHER INTERESTING LIVES
A life of someone suitably fascinating is selected and a half hour presentation is given (members of the group take turns). The subject doesn’t have to be a good person, only really interesting – historical or current. Pictures and props encouraged. Lots of time for discussion/argument/questions.
Will meet 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 1.30pm – 3.30pm in Saltburn Methodist Hall, starts 29th September.

USING PHOTOSHOP – ZOOM ONLY
Starts 12th September, Mondays 11am – 12.30pm for 12 weeks.
The group will concentrate mainly on using Adobe Photoshop but there will also be time for sharing images and working on things like aperture, shutter speed and ISO.

CROCHET FOR BEGINNERS – ZOOM ONLY
Weekly, Wednesdays 1.30 – 2.30pm (September start)
Takes you from no knowledge to completed articles and being able to use a variety of stitches. The use of a camera, focused on the group leader’s hands, plus access to notes and videos of the lesson, results in a very personalised tuition while still being part of a group.

SNAPSHOTS TO GREAT SHOTS – FORTNIGHTLY BY ZOOM
Dates and times to be confirmed
An introduction to photography which is aimed at those who are less mobile. However anyone who wishes to enjoy, share and improve their photography is welcome. Initially meetings will be via Zoom with a view to eventually having a monthly meeting in a venue to explore different photographic techniques. Lots of support given on using screen-sharing.

PEBBLE PAINTING
Monthly on the 2nd Friday of the month starting October 8th, 1.30 – 3.30pm at Marske Sports and Recreation Pavilion.
A chance to continue the creative fun that many enjoyed when painting pebbles for the National u3a day in June. Create beautiful pebbles for your home, garden and as gifts. Different painting techniques explored.

If you would like to add your name to any of the above you can email the Groups Coordinator karinsladeu3a@gmail.com or leave a message via the website.

I have also been informed that spaces are available in the following groups:

Knitting 2 which meets on Tuesdays, 2 – 4pm at the ECHO Centre in Saltburn

Sew and So which meets on Thursdays, 10am – 12noon at the ECHO Centre in Saltburn

Mindful Meditation – currently a Zoom group meeting on Tuesdays but planned to return to Jubilee Hall in Carlin Howe in the near future.

Bridge 1 – Social Bridge, Tuesdays, 1.30- 3.30pm at Marske Sports and Recreation Pavilion
American Style Tribal Dancing which meets at the Earthbeat Centre.

Other groups may have vacancies. Contact is easily made through the website.

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IMPORTANT NEWS FROM THE THEATRE GROUP

I am writing to everyone in Theatre Group to say that I am delighted to announce that Saltburn u3a Theatre Group Coffee Morning will start up again on Saturday, 14th August at the usual venue, the ECHO Church Hall in Saltburn at 10am.

I have really missed seeing members, enjoying our great outings and lovely theatre trips and hope you are all keen to meet up with friends and start to live life as near normal again as possible.

We have a new date for the Bishop Auckland Castle outing (either Wednesday 18th or 25th of August) - remember it is already paid up.

Some people will need to pay for the one musical I have rebooked, 'Everyone is Talking About Jamie' which is on Thursday, 28th of October at Newcastle Theatre Royal.

If you know of a Theatre Group member who doesn't have a computer, please tell them the start up date of 14th August.

Please bring cheque books or cash if you need to pay and a diary to note dates of future outings.

Keep well, keep safe, looking forward to seeing you on the 14th of August.

Barbara

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Medway U3A have been producing Keep Smiling Newsletters

The latest one is available to read by clicking on the Link top right.

I hope it helps to keep us all cheerful as hopefully we come out of lockdown.

If you would like to read more all the back editions are on the Links Page

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This was passed onto me by Rosemary Nicholls.

It may be useful but I hope you never have to use it

DO YOU LIVE ALONE? HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT YOU WOULD DO IN AN EMERGENCY?

I do and I have.
A little while ago I discussed these issues with a friend and we came up with some solutions.

First - ensure that you have someone nearby whom you can call in an emergency. That person must have access to your home - a key and the burglar alarm code (if there is one).

Second - have an emergency hospital bag packed and ready at all times. Show the key holder where it is kept.

The bag should contain:
Nightwear
Slippers
Dressing gown
Panties (Disposable?)
Towels
Toilet bag with soap, toothpaste and toothbrush
A list of prescribed medications
A note of the name and contact number of the next of kin
Paper hankies
Bottle of water - only to be consumed with permission as you may be nil by mouth
It is also helpful to let the key holder know where the medication is kept - as this can be added to the bag.

I did all this and at the end of last year it was put to the test. I was taken ill, called my friends who came immediately and dialled 999.
When the paramedics arrived they said I would have to go to hospital and it might be a good idea to pack a bag. My friend showed what was in place and they were impressed!
The system worked well. It reduced the stress in a stressful situation and I would recommend it to anyone living on their own with no immediate family nearby.
Ann Gartside

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