Worksop & District U3A

by | 4 March 2021 | Education and Learning, Hobbies, U3A, Worksop

Retiring from full-time employment can be a challenge for some, but it is also an opportunity to make the most of your spare time to pursue a new interest, hobby or activity, or to return to something you once enjoyed when you had the time.
The u3a is a UK-wide movement of locally-run interest groups that provide a wide range of opportunities to come together to learn for fun. Members explore new ideas, skills and activities together.
Worksop and District u3a is now in its 12th year and has around 500 members and 40 varied interest groups. At the heart of the movement is friendship and mutual support. In normal circumstances, groups meet together to share interests in sports, music, hobbies and leisure activities. The lockdown and COVID-19 restrictions have had a major impact on their activities, but a number of groups are continuing using Zoom, WhatsApp, and Facebook to stay in touch. Members receive a monthly newsletter by email, providing information and entertainment. Every Thursday morning they have a virtual Cosy Café on Zoom where members can gather to chat, and they have a monthly meeting with a guest speaker on the third Thursday of the month on Zoom.
Membership is open to anyone who is retired or semi-retired from employment. There are many benefits, especially in these difficult times when friendship and support is even more important for our wellbeing. They all look forward to the time when they are able to meet up face-to-face and resume their much-missed activities too.
If you are retired or approaching retirement, visit their website by Googling ‘Worksop and District u3a’, for details of their interest groups and membership, or contact Sheila Massey on sheilamassey123@btinternet.com for further information.