This page has been created to communicate support and useful links during these times of isolation.
This area of the Windsor U3A website is a place where members can share ideas and thoughts, suggest what groups are doing to still continue, and give links to helpful areas.
Many new ways and means of keeping in contact are emerging and Windsor U3A will try to help members by implementing ideas suggested by U3A Trust and other U3A groups nationwide, to make it as easy as possible to stay in touch and to keep learning during lockdown.
Several members have been very busy sewing scrubs items for the NHS in various areas, here are their achievements and reflections.
Michael suggests we think of our children and grandchildren – and identify the folk in our old photos.
Four years ago, my sisters and I were clearing my Dad’s house after he died, and we found letters written to Dad by both of his parents on VE Day and the day after.
While Windsor U3A can’t give you the listening figures that the 78-year-old radio favourite does, it can offer you the chance to share the soundtrack of your life with other members, or just sit back and listen to someone else do it, once or twice a month.
A small army of volunteers from Windsor U3A is at the heart of our drive to help relieve the loneliness and boredom that can come from social isolation as the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown continues.
We welcome contributions from members to add to the website. Please send these to firstname.lastname@example.org
Explore London 2 convenor Ann Vaughan was on holiday in Perth (Australia) when the Covid-19 crisis broke. She writes ‘home’
Maggie, convenor of our Creative Writing group sends her thoughts after the initial lockdown period. She says:
Historian and Windsor U3A member Brigitte is appealing for any U3A member who has personal anecdotes or photographs of the town during the Second World War.
Quoted from Third Age Trust website: “U3A members are invited to join weekly mindfulness sessions hosted on the our YouTube Channel and run by the mindfulness Subject Adviser, Nancy Taylor.
Mr Motivator has teamed up with U3A for a series of exercising videos. The fitness personality, best known for his brightly-coloured outfits and enthusiastic work-outs, has created a six-day long programme for U3A members
The isolation imposed on the public by measures to combat Covid-19 has sparked a demand from the elderly for U3A membership. The requests have come into the Third Age Trust from across the country via Facebook,…
A comprehensive guide to the programmes and projects the Third Age Trust team has been working on to support U3As around the country is published in this April’s national U3A newsletter.
The Third Age Trust has compiled a list of useful and comprehensive links to various on-line resources to help with setting up new methods of staying in touch with fellow members, friends and family.
Jackie writes “You will notice that many of our activities are continuing by making use of computer aided technology” and provides guidance.
Useful topics of local news
Did you know that with your library card you can access thousands of digital books, magazines and newspapers for free…
Links to areas of interest
A few videos from another YouTube channel I subscribe to: Alan Snowdon.
Google Arts and Culture have a selection of narrated videos which are also 360 degrees.