Warwick District


In Memoriam

Dementia Awareness
2.00 pm Thursday 5th March
St. Marks Church Lounge, Rugby Rd, Leamington Spa, CV32 6DL

Two Dementia Navigators will give a presentation about:

· what dementia is and is not
· how it is diagnosed
· what happens if you are diagnosed
· how to support individuals with dementia
· other support services available.

There will be a question and answer section at the end, with an opportunity to speak to a Dementia Navigator.

The Dementia Navigator services are provided by the Alzheimer’s Society and give information, advice & support to individuals, and make referrals to other helpful organisations and services.
A small charge will be made at the door for the room and refreshments.
Advance booking is essential as space is limited.


Keith Kitto 747077

Cov & Warks U3A Network
The prime aim of our Network is to encourage sharing and co-operation
between U3A neighbours. The TAT-led workshop on U3A Interest Groups was
hosted by our Network at The Kenilworth Centre, late November, and was
attended by members from nine different U3As. Participants valued the
opportunity to share ideas during this Workshop, focused on common
challenges in providing, widening and sustaining Interest Groups.
The next project being developed by the Network is “Healthy Ageing”, and will
involve specialists from University of Warwick. The event will be open to U3A
members from any of the 14 U3As which form the Cov & Warks Network.
Any interest or other ideas? Comments always welcome. Brian Tillyer

Blithe Spirit, Wednesday 29th January 2020.
Maggie has arranged a coach trip to Malvern to see a new production of "Blithe Spirit", starring Jennifer Saunders as Madame Arcati. For full details, see Events.

Swan Lake, Thursday February 20th, matinee performance
The Birmingham Royal Ballet will perform this favourite ballet at the Birmingham Hippodrome.
See Events for further details.

The Wallace Collection Friday March 20th
Following the interest in the recent talk by Ann O’Flanagan,
an outing to the Collection has been arranged. Numbers will be
limited so before doing anything else, Maggie would like to take
names and then finalise the excursion. For further details, see
Please contact Maggie (details in Info magazine) and she will confirm details later.

Aston Hall and Soho House Wednesday 29th April
Aston Hall and Soho House are linked historically with two of Birmingham’s
most famous industrialists, Matthew Boulton and James Watt Junior. For
further details, see Events.
Cost will be £38.00pp: cheques should be made out to Warwick District U3A and
posted to Maggie Watts (address in Info magazine).
Pickup time is 9.45 from Warwick Tesco car park.

Chatsworth House Friday June 12th
We will be visiting the RHS Flower Show at Chatsworth, but if you prefer, you
can just visit the house. For further details, see Events.
The plan is to leave Warwick at 8.30am, arriving at about 10.30am.
Please contact Maggie (see Info magazine for details) to confirm
interest and also say which you would like to do (House or Show),
even if you have already told her you’re interested in the trip.

Proposed trip to Tuscany and Umbria 6 days, 5 nights, 10th-15th May 2020 - £799.00 pp, £99.00 single supplement.
EasyJet flights Luton/Pisa/Luton (flight times to be confirmed) staying at 3* Hotel Villa Ricci located in Chianciano Terme, Tuscany: on 2 days half board and 3 days B & B, with optional farewell dinner in local restaurant or Tuscan farmhouse. U.K. Airport transfers from Warwick included.
Visiting Pienza (where parts of "The English Patient" were filmed), Siena, Florence, Perugia and Assisi. Flight times permit visiting Pisa.
Waiting list only

Jean Hardwick 494147

The Pond of Poetry Click here if you want to find out about the latest installation by the Woolpack Group.

Now or Never - click here if you are interested in helping to clear litter where you live.
WDU3A Litter picking

Claim a Power of Attorney refund
Did you know that if you have set up a Power of Attorney you may be able to claim a refund of part of your application fee? You are eligible for a refund if you applied to register a power of attorney from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2017.

This applies to lasting powers of attorney (LPA) and enduring powers of attorney (EPA).
You must claim your refund by 1 February 2021.

For more information please look at https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund.

The Arts Society Leamington Spa

Music to my ears - click here to find out more about the guide to music in Warwick, Leamington and beyond.

Tools with a Mission
Are you getting rid of old garden tools? Then click on the link, and see how you can give them a very useful second life.

== Group News ==

Local Walkers 1
Our group would welcome one or two new members. Gentle walks, approximately 1-1½ hours. Please phone Judy or
David Hirst for details: 422591

Teach Yourself Italian
Two groups have just started, in which members are working together to learn Italian, learning from books and tapes. We still have 12 members who would like to take part but there is no room in these groups. There are enough members for a third group, but we need a group leader. This is not a onerous task - no knowledge of the language is needed, it simply needs someone to coordinate the efforts of a self-help group. Help and advice on doing this can be provided.
If you think you may be interested, please contact John Wilks, Group Coordinator, for an informal chat about what is required and what help will be available.

History of Art 2020
The History of Art group is planning some changes.
We plan to meet as usual on the third Monday of the month at 2.15 pm, but at a new venue –
The Temperance Café in Bath Street, Leamington Spa, is where we will meet for:
- art presentations from members
- films relating to art
- discussions on art.

From time to time we will visit art galleries. Members of the group will be involved in the planning of the visits.

See the Group page for History of Art for more information.
Please contact the Group Leader, Pam Ponting, for further details.