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Age UK during the Coronavirus Pandemic

A message about Age UK Lancashire from U3A Trustee, Sue Watkinson: 1.  Age UK continues to support older people during the Coronavirus crisis.  Services are available by phoning the central number 0300 303 1234 or email advice@ageuklancs.org.uk The office is Ormskirk remains closed but the staff still offer these services to our community: – Providing shopping services and… Read More »

Our Virtual U3A

A number of Groups (and Organisers of other events and individual members) are being very innovative in carrying on remotely! See below for the examples we know about so far. And please send the Web Team examples of U3A Remote Activities that we don’t yet know about. Bridge Group is doing an excellent job of keeping going virtually!… Read More »

Gardening Group-Garden Visits & Photos

Lockdown 2020 All meetings are currently postponed until further notice. Hello Everyone. Helen here from the Gardening Group. I do hope that you are all staying safe and well and enjoying your garden or outdoor spaces.  Garden visits For anyone that hasn’t heard, the National Gardens Scheme have started garden openings with an online booking system for visits… Read More »

Creative Writing Group During Lockdown

When we heard that we’d no longer be able to meet up for our usual monthly sessions, the Creative Writing Group decided that we’d still like to write something every month and share it via email. We knew it wouldn’t be half as enjoyable as getting together but it was better than nothing. However, with the next ‘meeting’… Read More »

Health and Wellbeing Update

Member Julia Bate has organised a series of talks on matters relating to health and wellbeing for 2020.  Unfortunately, after  a good start, talks  arranged for March and April had to be CANCELLED till further notice due to the Coronavirus lockdown. More recently, however, Julia has had Zoom meetings with the Patient Safety and the Patient and Public Involvement… Read More »

Bridge Group during the Lockdown

John and Joan, Leaders of the Bridge Group, have sent the Web Team some very interesting news about what the Group has been doing to keep going during Lockdown. What an active and adaptable Group!   During the lockdown, we have been in touch with all the group members with a regular email contact as well as by… Read More »

Lockdown Gardening Newsletters

During this time of various levels of social distancing,  Gardening Group has been sending out excellent newsletters to the regular members of the group via email. Last Updated – Thursday, July 2, 2020

Science During Lockdown

A new virtual group – Science during Lockdown – has been specially set up for these strange times.  It features a Daily Science Snippet, Science Jokes and Cartoons, Illusions, online Science Quizzes that any member can try out and links to Coronavirus articles. Last Updated – Monday, June 29, 2020

Poems for Lockdown

This Post was the response to a request for poems from the Web Team, in early May 2020 (during the coronavirus lockdown),  for members to read on our U3A Website.  The result below is an eclectic mix penned by known poets and by our own talented U3A members. Many, many thanks to all contributors. Please note – This… Read More »