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We're over halfway to our tree planting goal 🌳🍀🌱 Over 3,000 trees are now on their way to be planted in our u3a wood. Find out more on our website… - and donate a tree on our u3a brand centre - #NationalTreeWeek #u3awood
We’re excited that our CEO, @SamMauger2 is opening the Q&A at the Sakharov debate hosted by the European Parliament Liaison Office & @UCL_EI. The discussion will cover the impacts of the pandemic on older & younger generations, and policy approaches to intergenerational equity
Are there any ongoing tree projects at your u3a? 🌳 In this blog post from 2020, Eryll of Tunbridge Wells u3a talks about how a group of members started reporting on the tree canopies in their area - from their homes. Read it now -… #NationalTreeWeek
RT @ScillyWildlife: Today's #Scilly #BeachClean with our local @u3a_UK group 💙 At first glance the beach looked fairly clean of man-made de…
What do you notice when you're around trees? 🌿🍂 Dulwich & District u3a's Tree Identification and Sketching group pay special attention to the fruit and flowers and how they change throughout the seasons. Read it now #NationalTreeWeek @TheTreeCouncil

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.”