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Next Zoom Coffee Morning
Dr Ian Bedford will present on the subject of Butterflies – by Zoom – on Thursday 15th October. All members will receive an invitation to attend via their email address. Not on email? Contact a fellow member who is, or ask a member of the Committee. Perhaps you can share a screen – keeping appropriate precautions at all times of course!
Renewal round, 2020 – a great success!
Over 330 of our members have chosen to renew their membership in 2020, demonstrating faith in the effectiveness of a U3A group to help to ‘Laugh, Learn and Live’!
Nature Amble during ‘Lockdown’
One of our members, Catherine Knight, has been writing nature notes on her daily exercise walk since ‘lockdown’ began – She has now reached week 24! Follow Catherine’s reflections here.
Help to keep active at home
Pam Young (Welfare) writes: It’s a particularly difficult time for those of us who are self-isolating and spending a lot of time at home, with long-term health conditions or reduced mobility. I understand, as I fit into both those categories, how difficult it is to stay active at home both physically and mentally.
As our U3A’s welfare officer, I have been working with Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership (SASP) to look at these and other issues members have to face. SASP is now able to provide some support and send out activity packs, which include a copy of the Public Health England (PHE) booklet Active at Home. This contains guidance, and includes exercises for all abilities, some practical advice, and useful contacts. I have been sent the booklet and a planner electronically, and I am happy to send these on to you if you email me. If you prefer, you can go to the website www.SASP.co.uk and order your pack directly. However, for those who have no internet, you can order one by telephoning SASP on 01823 653990. Leave a message including your name and address and that you require an Active at Home pack.