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Do you love photography? Get involved with u3a eye. The current theme is 'my favourite thing/s.' Submit here u3a.org.uk/learning/natio… Photos from the last theme 'Not what it seems': John of Worcester Area Group u3a, Jackie of St Helens u3a, Jill of Hartley, Witney & District u3a
Holmes Chapel & District U3A have gone all out for their 10th anniversary. They yarnbombed the town in our u3a yellow and blue, planted a u3a flowerbed and have planned a six day programme of content with their local radio. How have you virtually celebrated your u3a milestones?
Do you have a penchant for performing or for murder mysteries? Why not join the cast for our first national virtual u3a murder mystery. There are three roles still to be cast, and the casting deadline is Friday - so find out more on our website now: u3a.org.uk/learning/natio…
u3a members with a love for digitally altering photos have been sharing them with each other on our Facebook group 📸: Brian from Hockley & Hawkwell u3a, Jim from Horley u3a, Colin from Reading u3a Yvonne from Cardiff u3a Join our u3a group here, facebook.com/groups/U3AKeep…
U3A members have been submitting amazing photos for U3A Eye See our latest gallery, 'Contrasts,' and submit your photos for 'Not what it seems' here u3a.org.uk/learning/natio… 📷: Jo of Harlow U3A, Kate of Belper U3A, Jenny of Abbeywood & Thamesmead U3A, Phil of Sleaford 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.”