Category: Latest News

Songfest 2018 – details

Details of the next Songfest hosted by East Antrim U3A on WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL 2018 are here.

Duplicate Bridge Congress

The 2018 U3A Bridge Congress will be hosted by Holywood District U3A and held in Kelvin Malone Bridge Centre on Saturday, 20th January 2018. It is for U3A members only. Numbers are limited to 100. Entries will be accepted, subject

FareShare

FareShare‘s national food drive is between the 30th November and 2nd December.
They are seeking volunteers tobe in store handing out the FareShare ‘shopping list’ and collecting donations from customers whilst spreading some Christmas cheer.
More information here.

Life Long Learning

Visit Age Action’s site to keep you up to date on the activities of Age Action’s Life Long Learning Programme for Autumn 2017.

The MAC Belfast

Here is information received from the MAC on group booking rates, tours and volunteering at the MAC theatre Belfast. Community Ticketing Community groups of 6 or more can avail of our special community ticket rate of £8, and for every

Governance Consultation Survey

Below is a link to the Findings and Recommendations of the Working Group into the future structure of the Third Age Trust. Here is the link.

Warning of scams against older people – HMRC

The police have made repeated warnings and now HMRC are urging tax payers to be on alert for a scam aimed at older people. The phone message, claiming to be from a Scottish telephone number, is designed to frighten targets

Happy Birthday Downe

Congratulations to Downe U3A on their 10th birthday. Monica Devlin showing the certificate when Downe became a full member of the Third Age Trust. Monica Devlin, Frances Trevor (Chairman, Downe U3A ) Lila Jackson ( Chairman NIREC ) & Rosemarie

Grants

At the recent Regional AGM mention was made about some sources of grants to support the work of running your local U3A. There are probably other small grants available and that you might find on a community network site in

2017 AGM – photo

The AGM and Spring Meeting of U3A NI was hosted by South Tyrone U3A in Dungannon on 23rd May. Below is a photo of those attending with the newly elected Regional Executive.

Mauritius U3A 2017

Recently a U3A Foyle member and Regional Trustee Rose Marie Bradley, completed an exchange visit on behalf of the U3A to Mauritius. You can read all about it complete with photographs here.

Art Inventory

Hello I am Hugh Nelson from the Northern Health and Care Trust where I am secretary of a newly established Arts and Wellbeing Group chaired by our Chief Executive, Dr Tony Stevens. One of the initiatives we will be taking

Database of all U3A projects

The Third Age Trust has recognised the wide range of topics covered by Shared Learning Projects and U3A Research Projects and has set up a website where details of them all can be found.  It might give you some ideas.

LibrariesNI

Through a special agreement between LibrariesNI and U3As in Northern Ireland, local libraries are accommodating many of our events free of charge provided the participants are library members.  In addition to this they will accommodate the needs of book groups,

Trip Suggestion

Looking for suggestions for a trip?  Something different is a visit to Flame – the only gasworks left in Ireland.  It is maintained by the Carrickfergus Gasworks Preservation society and, as well as information on how gas was produced, it