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What will you be doing on u3a Day?

The very first national u3a Day – celebrating the learning, activity and fun that happens every day in u3as across the country – will now take place on 2nd June 2021.
We had hoped that we could celebrate u3a Day in 2020 but the continued uncertainty in lockdown as to whether activities could be undertaken led to a re-think. We encourage all u3as to put Wednesday 2nd June 2021 in their diaries.

It is part of Volunteer Week and an opportunity to celebrate our activities, our contribution to the local community and the innovative ways members have responded to the restrictions under lockdown.

Coordinating the day, Regional Trustee, Sue Stokes, said, “We are so excited that from now on, every year, there will be a day dedicated to learning, staying active and having fun in your Third Age - that’s people who are retired, semi-retired or no longer bringing up a family.

“We hope this day will help to challenge negative perceptions of older adults and will bring together all Third Agers in the community to learn about the contribution u3a makes to the quality of life for retired people”.

We will post regular updates in the monthly national newsletter – which you can sign up for here

Below is a presentation to be used when raising awareness of u3a Day with your members, with your networks and with any external partners.

If you want to find out more about organising u3a Day, and what other u3as are planning, you can join the closed (u3a members only) Facebook group. This website will also have downloadable templates and materials to assist u3as in making our first u3a Day a success.

If you are not currently a u3a member, we’d love you to come along to your local u3a event and help us celebrate the new experiences and fun we are having in the third stage of our lives. And if you want to get involved but you are not yet a member – why not consider joining?

You can find more from your local u3a – find your local u3a here 

 u3a Day presentation U3A Day presentation (414.37 KB)