New opportunities for older people in Stapleford
Local Stapleford people who are retired or no longer in full-time employment will soon have new opportunities to make friends and share interests.
Local Stapleford people are being invited to meet members of the University of the Third Age (U3A) informally at Stapleford Methodist Church on Eatons Road on Wednesday 8th April at 2 o’clock, when members of other U3As will be on-hand to explain how the organisation has helped them to develop their leisure interests by sharing experiences and knowledge. Other speakers will explain how the U3A is organised nationally and it is hoped that a steering committee will be elected to plan for a formal inaugural meeting on Wednesday 6th May.
Attendance will be free and refreshments will be provided.
Promotion was launched this week, at Stapleford library, when Dee Ashton of the Notts Network of U3As (left below) opened a display there and thanked library manager Jill Allsop-Martin for her help. It will be on the second floor at the library until Saturday 7th March. Another display will be at Stapleford Co-op on Derby Road on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th March from 10AM to 12noon with members of the Notts Network of U3As there to explain more.
Dee said she hoped members of the new Stapleford U3A would want to cooperate so that groups of like-minded people could learn more about their hobbies and develop new interests: “There may be opportunities to enjoy music appreciation, explore the sciences, learn languages, keep fit on walks or socialise at lunches or dinners – whatever local people decide”.
Other interests already followed by Nottinghamshire U3A members include country dancing, singing, writing for pleasure, local history, photography and genealogy, Dee added, “but every U3A is different and all develop as their members wish”.
Stapleford U3A will be the 27th in Nottinghamshire and the latest of over 950 nationally. The initial membership fee will be decided by the steering committee but is unlikely to be more than be £20 pa.
For further information:
Contact Dee Ashton on 01427 880531 or David Ling on 01623 822994