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"It’s been a great adventure in creativity and design, but more than that it’s been a supportive process during difficult, lockdown times." Read about Exmouth u3a's Quilting Fun group and the process of making this bookshelf quilt on our Sources blog now, sources.u3a.org.uk
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"2 years ago I joined the paddling group run by East Antrim u3a. The fact that I was blind proved no barrier." David, a member of the u3a Diversity and Inclusion Committee shares advice on how all members can participate in u3a activities on our blog sources.u3a.org.uk
We've been working with @Digitaleagles to provide u3a members with digital support - find out more about the sessions with Digital Eagles on our website, u3a.org.uk/events/online-… twitter.com/Digitaleagles/…
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Members have been sharing photos and stories of their pets with us as part of our learning initiative, Pets of the Furred Age.🐶🐱🐰 See the latest update on our website, u3a.org.uk/news/learning-… 📷: Plymouth u3a member Sylvie's dog, Jessie
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Are you part of a fitness group with your u3a? Our Learn Laugh Move initiative celebrates u3a fitness groups and on the page now, our Subject Adviser for English Folk Dance, Ann, talks about her love for folk dancing. Read more - u3a.org.uk/learning/natio…

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.”