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Scarborough u3a reached new heights with their 'Three Peak Challenge' ⛰ 14 members took part in the walk joining up Oliver's Mount, Jacob's Mount and Scarborough's Peak. Find your local u3a to try new things - u3a.org.uk/join
RT @richard85918070: @u3a_UK In Thanet we are very pleased that the U3A bowling at the indoors club in Cliftonville is once more in full sw…
RT @Bob_Reflected: Granddaughter peacefully sleeping, my thoughts turn to planning the new *face-to-face* @u3a_UK sessions I'll be leading…
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Has your u3a group visited any new places recently? Belfast u3a Photography Group visited a nearby Butterfly House recently to take photos of the butterflies. Find your local u3a on our website, u3a.org.uk/join, and start sharing your interests with like minded people.
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Celebrate the beauty of autumn with our autumnal Paint or Draw gallery 🍂 See all of the entries for 'Autumn' from our talented members on our website -u3a.org.uk/learning/natio… - where you can also submit entries for 'Landscapes' 🖌: Wendy from Warrington u3a, Joan from Hale 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.”