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"If anyone says 'I can't change', put that out of your head." In the Winter edition of Third Age Matters, we talk to comedian and mental health campaigner, Ruby Wax. Third Age Matters is available to u3a members. Join us - u3a.org.uk/join 📷:BBC, When Ruby Wax Met...
RT @PostalHealth: Great to see a write-up of the Our 1901 Postal Pensioners project with @u3a_UK / U3A NI in the North Down and Ards' branc…
RT @u3aScotland: u3a will be there!
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A canal cruise is just one recent trip by Evesham u3a - who are soon celebrating their 10th anniversary. Join in on the activities in your local area by finding your local u3a on our website - u3a.org.uk/join
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As part of the u3a 40th anniversary in 2022, u3a members and groups are creating squares about 'positive ageing' for our quilt competition. 🧶🪡🧵 What will you create? The deadline is 15 Nov so enter now - u3a.org.uk/events/40th-an… 📷: Crafty Crafters, Newcastle Emlyn u3a

Opening Doors to Health and Wellbeing

Members of Canterbury and District U3A Research Group have become part of an exciting project, at the University of Kent’s Centre for Health Studies (CHSS).

U3A member Jacky Moore said, “Being a part of the Canterbury and District U3A Research Group has opened up new and interesting opportunities. The Opening Doors to Research Group project at CHSS has provided a chance to become involved in health initiatives and research across a wide spectrum.

“I have become what they call a PPI (Patient & Public Involvement) representative in the project 'Developing Undergraduate Curriculum Resources on Health & Work in Medical Education'.

“The aim of this research is to ensure doctors are confident in discussing health and work issues with patients, the importance of work to a person's wellbeing, how work can ultimately improve health, and to recognise when patients are ready for work.

“The aim is for this curriculum to be embedded in the Outcomes for Graduates. It's early stages yet but this will be a vital component in improving and identifying the ways medical professionals can support and relate to the health and wellbeing of people returning to work.”