U3A is delighted to announce the very first national U3A Day – this year which will take place on June 3rd 2020.
U3As across the country are being invited to mark the day by celebrating and showcasing what happens in their U3A.
Regional Trustee, Sue Stokes, a member of the Communications and External Affairs Committee said, “We are so excited that from now on, every year, there will be a day dedicated to learning, staying active and having fun in your third age (retired, semi-retired or no longer bringing up a family)
“We hope this day becomes, not just an opportunity for U3A members to showcase some of the amazing things that they do, but a way to challenge negative perceptions of older adults and a chance to invite other Third Agers in the community to learn about the contribution U3A makes to the quality of life for retired people.
“We really would welcome as many U3As as possible, either individually or collaboratively with neighbouring U3As, to engage with the public all on the same day with each U3A deciding what it would like to do.
“Potentially this could mean the movement staging hundreds of “eye catching” events across the UK on the same day.
“A resource pack is being developed with exciting ideas and guidelines and will be available before the end of December. We will post regular updates on facebook and more detail in the monthly national newsletter – which you can sign up for here
“If you want to be in the organising of U3A Day you can join the closed Facebook group
“For now, please put Wednesday 3rd June in your 2020 diaries and let’s make our first National U3A Day a great success”.