U3A offers a host of opportunities

September 02 2014

RUNNING for over 30 years is a local charity, providing opportunities for older people to enjoy activities together.

RUNNING for over 30 years is a local charity, providing opportunities for older people to enjoy activities together.
Established in 1983, Bristol U3A - Bristol University of the Third Age - covers a wide range of interests such as art, computing, history, current affairs, languages, science, textiles, music, mathematics, walking and Tai Chi, as well as games such as Scrabble and Bridge.
Run entirely by its members, the charity places an emphasis on self-help education and social activity.
The group is aimed specifically at those who are no longer in full-time work, and would like to make friends with like-minded people. There are over 120 different groups on offer.
Groups meet during the day at weekly, fortnightly or monthly intervals, either in members' homes or at a suitable location.
Monthly meetings also take place for all members, and visitors, for a chat over a complimentary coffee and biscuits.
The Bristol U3A will be at the Celebrating Age Festival, which is taking place at the M-Shed on September 27, 10am-4pm.
The cost to join the charity is £15 per year and £25 for a couple.
Those wishing to join Bristol U3A are welcome to sample the activities on offer. The group will be meeting at the following venues throughout September:

  • Thurs 11th: 10.30am – Eastfield Inn, Henleaze. Contact Veronica (01179470944)
  • Wed 17th: 10.15am – Browns Restaurant, by Museum. Contact Jenny (01179043697)
  • Thurs 25th: 10.15am – Browns Restaurant, by Museum. Contact Jenny (01179043697)

More information about Bristol U3A can be found at: www.bristolu3a.org.uk. You can also follow Jenny's blog at: www.u3arsg.com

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