Newbury University of the Third Age (u3a) will be celebrating the first National u3a day on 2nd June. Although there are several hundred members in Newbury u3a, many people still do not know what u3a is and are not aware of all its very varied activities and events.
Founded in 1982, u3a is a UK-wide collection of locally-run groups that provide a wide range of opportunities for members to come together to socialize and learn for fun. People enjoy exploring new ideas, skills and activities together as well as enjoying outings, theatre trips and holidays with good company. There are 1,039 u3a’s with over 430,000 members. Membership costs on average less than £20 a year and is open to everyone who’s no longer in full-time work. Almost half a million members cannot be wrong and it is such a great place to make new and like minded friends.
Usually meeting face to face to expand interests and socialise, members have been keeping in touch by learning to meet on Zoom, chat on Facebook and link via Whats App while restrictions have been in place during lockdown. This has allowed members to regularly keep in touch with each other, and may have been a life line to many who live alone and might otherwise have felt isolated in their own homes. But with the end of the virus roadmap in sight the u3a looks forward to resuming face to face activities very soon and are taking the opportunity of the organisation’s first u3a day to share what is on offer.
Newbury u3a look forward to welcoming you and invite you come along and try out some activities. The outdoor Groups are now already active and indoor activities will resume as soon as it is permitted to meet in larger groups indoors.