Horizons Meetings

Weekly Horizons Meetings are held on Thursday mornings in the Scout & Guide HQ, Long Lane, Aughton just next to Christ Church,  9:30 – 11:30am.

 At the Horizons Meetings you can:
  • learn about Aughton & Ormskirk U3A at the Welcome Desk (manned by a rota of friendly greeters)
  • enjoy a free cup of a tea or coffee and biscuits
  • chat to old friends and meet new ones
  • meet some of the group leaders and coordinators
  • make reservations for theatre and concert visits
  • book dining dates, days out and holidays
  • purchase tickets for social events such as  the Christmas Lunch and Summer Social
  • hear about the latest U3A news via announcements, flyers and posters on the Notice Board (as well as just by word-of-mouth, of course)
  • browse and buy at the book table
  • get advice and help with your digital camera and computer problems
  • join the U3A at the Membership Desk
  • pick up your quarterly U3A Magazine
  • learn something new or useful from the occasional Guest Visitors
  • enjoy a refreshing cuppa, prior to moving just a short distance next door to Christ Church for one of the monthly Speaker Meetings

Chairs and tables are set up before the start of Horizons thanks to the members of the Chair Rota.  But please remember to clear away your chair and table at the end of Horizons if you possibly can.

There is a Welcome Desk Rota of helpful volunteers at Horizons waiting to answer your queries  – especially useful if you are a new or a potential member wanting to know more about the U3A.

Here are some of the U3A members you may come across at Horizons.  Click or tap on any pic to start the presentation.

Guest Visitors

At some Thursday Horizons Meetings  there is the occasional Guest Visitor, arranged by Sue Watkinson, our Speaker Secretary. This typically is a representative of an organisation (usually local) providing information of relevance  to the  U3A membership.

Thursday 13 September – our Guest at Horizons is a representative from Preston Care & Repair.  They hold the contract in West Lancashire for helping to make life easier for older, vulnerable or disabled people and anyone with a long-term health condition that affects their mobility of independence in the home.

Many members will remember the Handyman service – well this is its replacement.  So – if you need a minor household repair or DIY job doing, or you need advice on home safety and security, help in finding contractors and getting quotes or a vast range of other home related tasks – come along and talk to their representative.

They will be with us for the whole morning 9.30 through to 11.30 in the Scout & Guide HQ.