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What's it like being a u3a trustee? Two of our trustees, Margaret Fiddes and Allan Walmsley, Trustee for West Midlands discuss this in our latest YouTube video. Watch it now, youtube.com/watch?v=dybz1r… To find out more about these roles, get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
There's one day to submit your photo into our latest u3a eye theme 'Boxes, Squares and/or Rectangles' Get some inspiration from the last gallery and submit now u3a.org.uk/learning/natio… 📸: Carol of Broomfield&District u3a, Jackie from St Helens u3a, John of Worcester Area u3a
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Are you a u3a member who loves yoga? Join our chair yoga session today at 2pm as part of our Learn, Laugh, Move learning initiative. Book now, eventbrite.co.uk/e/chair-yoga-w… twitter.com/u3a_UK/status/…
What's your favourite type of yoga? From armchair yoga to laughter yoga, our learning initiative, Learn Laugh Move is spotlighting u3a yoga this month - u3a.org.uk/learning/natio… 📸: Brunswick West Hove & Portslade u3a, Edinburgh u3a, Lynegar u3a, Croydon 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.”