Category Archives: Announcements

Message from the Chair

The Interest Groups now seem to be back up and running well following the summer months when some groups tend to ease down a little to allow for the holiday season and child care duties!!!

One group which is in danger of folding is the National Trust group as Sue Spolton is leaving the position. On behalf of the Hucknall U3A may I thank Sue for all the hard work that she has put into the group over the years. If anyone would be prepared to take over please contact Sue, Siobhan or myself.

After the last Monthly Meeting I had many people who were so impressed with our Speaker that they wanted to donate towards her work in Kosovo. As a result we will hold a “Bucket” collection at the October meeting.

October sees us entertained by the tallest Town Crier around, standing at over seven feet tall who will be visiting us from Shrewsbury.

May I remind members that December will again see the Monthly Meeting display our own Showcase from various Interest Groups.

Finally, The Committee have been very pleased to see several new groups emerge in recent months but if you would like to start up another group please contact Siobhan who will be delighted to support you.

Enjoy this month’s meetings and activities.

Barrie Saunders

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New U3A in Bulwell

The U3A is coming to Bulwell on Wednesday, October 2nd at 2.00 pm at Bulwell Methodist Church, Ravensworth Road, Bulwell, NG6 8FN.

This is an informal meeting, with tea, coffee and biscuits being served. All Hucknall U3A members will be most welcome to attend along with any non-U3A members.

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Rumbletums Cafe – Recycling Collection

Rumbletums Cafe and the Crisp Bag Recycling Collection

Many thanks once again for the amazing number of empty crisp packets brought in to the August monthly meeting. I delivered them on the 20th and the staff and trainees wish to extend their thanks for your support. They are continuing with this project so please bring more to the September meeting.

Rumbletums Cafe and the Crisp Bag Recycling Collection

David Rose on behalf of the Cycling Group

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Research Invitation for Women aged 70+

An invitation for women aged 70+ to take part in a research project about healthy ageing.

Dr Ellie Lunt, at the School of Medicine is looking to recruit healthy women aged 70 years and over to take part in her study. She is exploring how our muscles change as we age.

It’s a one-off visit which should last no more than an hour and you can claim back parking and transport costs.

Please see details on the poster and the additional information below:-

Comparison study poster

Background and aim

We know that as we age, muscle shrink and weaken. This also occurs when we are unable to walk or move normally (known as immobility). If we are immobile and older it can take our muscle much longer to get back to normal when we are active again than it does in younger people.

This study is part of a bigger study looking at muscle loss and weakness in older people with frailty when they are immobile following a broken bone and how they recover. The aim of this part of the study is to find out how muscles are affected by ageing when people are in good health and able to walk independently or using a stick. We are measuring muscle size and strength in healthy older and younger people to compare differences seen as we age. We will compare these to our patient group to find out more about frailty, falls and muscle loss with ageing. The information will be used to plan interventions for our patient group.

What does the study involve?

Attend the laboratory for one visit.

Liz Attenborough/ David Rose can supply more details if required.

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Message from the Chair

Writing these notes it is raining outside yet only a few days ago we were basking in record breaking high temperatures. Just what would we start our conversations with if not for the weather!!!!!!!

My apologies for missing the last Members’ meeting but illness got the better of me. A big thank you for your generous donations for the Charity Speaker, which was much appreciated.

All the Interest groups seem to be running well although a couple have had some problems regarding leadership of the group. The new groups are progressing well and the Acoustic Guitar group, for example, is busy sorting out its equipment already.

David Rose and the cycling group had a successful and enjoyable time on their Notts Bike ride, David will fill you in with more details at the August meeting.

I am away on holiday in August so I will leave the meeting to our Vice-Chairs, Margaret Huckerby and Siobhan Lee and I will resume the Chair at September’s meeting.

Barrie Saunders

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