u3a - Ideas to Keep Learning - 17

Ideas to Keep Learning - 17

  • Published : 17 August 2020
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Continuing our series which shares great ideas and the latest ideas and suggestions to help you keep active, keep connected and keep learning.


Our first U3A yoga newsletter has now been published on our Yoga subject advice page. We hope that you find the content stimulating and inspiring. Our plan for future editions is to make them even more collaborative to reflect the diversity of U3A Yoga and the interests and passions of those who teach. Please do make contact with Peter Burton U3A Subject Adviser on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want to find out more. 

Contents include:
• Teaching yoga in the third age
• U3A Yoga Teacher profiles
• Osteoporosis and yoga
• What’s your ‘line’ or yoga style
• Book reviews and resource recommendations
• What’s on
• Requests for help / advice

U3A card group: Scunthorpe and District is a small group that meets on a lunch time at a café in town weekly. Things came to halt during lockdown but a review of a website in a computer magazine changed all expectations.

The website called playing cards does not push you to play for money or restrict what you play. Basically, you are given a virtual pack of cards and a table and it is up to you to do what you want with them. 

You have got to physically meet-up because you need to chat – just as you would do with actual cards. Anyone can deal, anyone can do anything with any card on the table (just as you can when using actual cards) and each player has a section of the board where his/her cards are hidden from everyone else. There is a current maximum of 6 with social distancing, and the group has been meeting over the last few weeks, first in a garden and now back to the COVID sensitive Cafe. 

As long as one person understands how to set up the game everyone else simply needs a tablet and an e-mail. The venue needs WiFi.


 Front page photo credit: Croydon U3A Chair Yoga group