Helping Each Other

The Helping Each Other Group (HEOG) was originally set up to ensure that members with mobility or health difficulties are not excluded from attending activities. As members age, this can become a problem but continuing to interact with others is vital for both physical and mental health. ALL u3a members are welcome to join in.

Various - See details below
Depends on event
Depends on event
  • Leader(s): volunteers needed for the Group to continue.
  • Please contact Judy on 01695 423141 if interested or see her at Horizons.

Examples of some 2023 meetings

Please note: HEOG now also joins in with Film Appreciation at their monthly Film meetings.

Friday September 29 –  Rose of Parbold day trip’.

We already have 12 people for this day trip. However, if anyone wishes to be considered for the reserve list, in case one person can’t go, then please contact Judy Ingman – 01695 423141

Monday October 16 – day trip to ‘Golden Days Garden Centre at Appley Bridge’

We will be leaving St Anne’s Social Centre at 10.40am – the Scout HQ Long Lane at 10.45am, and Aughton Village Hall at 11.0am.  For anyone who hasn’t been before – the Garden Centre also sells clothes and other articles and has a cafe where people can buy lunch.

Cost: price will vary between £10 to £15 – depending on how many choose to come.

Wednesday November 29 – HEOG Xmas Party

See Group Post below for full details.

Last Updated on January 1, 2024

Helping Each Other Group

Looking for a new Leader and Helpers for 2024.

Sadly, Judy Ingman has now stepped down as Organiser of this Group and as yet no other Member has offered to take her place. Unless that happens this Group will finish. There would be helpers available but it does need one or two people to step up and organise a programme of a few outings and indoor social sessions.

This group was born around 2010/11.  It was created to help people feeling isolated due to loneliness or a physical disability to be encouraged to join different forms of social interactions. As its name explained, it was to help those who were confident in some directions to help others less able, and for others to help them too where they were struggling.
Meetings were mostly 11 or 12 times a year on a monthly basis. During colder months they tended to be held in the Scout Hut with a socially directed meeting including light refreshment,  often being led by another u3a group e.g. card making, choir, flower arranging, and perhaps a games afternoon or just chatting together.

In warmer months, short local outings were arranged usually with Charlton mini coaches which have a lift at the back of the coach and room for walkers and wheelchairs if necessary. They included lunches or afternoon teas at local garden centres, the Safari Park, and Music afternoons at Sefton Park, perhaps a canal trip or to visit a place of local interest.

Tasks for leaders and helpers are to discuss with the Group their ideas and then to devise a programme of meetings as described above. The Group has never been restricted and has always been open to all u3a members, and although it has generally included regular attendees, newer members have always been welcomed.

Please feel free to contact Judy on 01695 423141 if interested or see her at Horizons.

Last Updated on March 31, 2024