Message from the Chair

October has been a long month with the changing of the clocks and the resultant long dark nights now with us. Halloween has come and gone and by the time you read this Bonfire night will also have come and gone.

Over the month some of our members, including myself, spent a Saturday at Nottingham University attending a Conference called “Ageing Well”. It proved to be an excellent day organised by the University and the Nottinghamshire U3A. We attended two lectures over the day and also two workshops of our choice on topics such as Sleeping Well, Dementia Friendly Homes and Memory. The day finishing with a leisure activity of our choice. It was excellent to see so many members from Hucknall attending, as there were only a hundred places for all thirty three U3A’s in the County. A special thank you should go to Siobhan Lee who played a major part in organising the day.

I also attended a meeting of the Nottinghamshire U3A’s held in Ravenshead. The major topic discussed here was the plan for each GP surgery to have a person trained to liaise with local organisations like the U3A to help support patients where appropriate.

Finally, may I thank the Interest Group leaders and members who have volunteered to perform at the Showcase in December. Enjoy this months activities

Barrie Saunders

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