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Important Message 

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    ALL MEETINGS AND TRIPS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. SEE THE ARTICLE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.

Kings Hill U3A and COVID -19 

COVID-19 News for our members:-

The Government has now issued further advice to all people in the country:-

  • EVERYONE should avoid social contact and non-essential travel
  • EVERYONE should avoid social venues such as pubs, restaurants, clubs etc
  • Vulnerable people with serious health conditions should avoid social contact for a period of 12 weeks
  • Anyone who lives with someone with a cough or temperature should stay at home for 14 days

These conditions may continue for several months.

Our U3A will follow this advice. Therefore ALL MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Please take care to look after your physical health, mental health and general well-being. And whilst we take all precautions to look after ourselves, please remember to be neighbourly and friendly where appropriate to others around you. It is important to keep our spirits up and to keep positive in these circumstances.

 

It is in these different times that we sometimes face our hardest challenges. Some of us may be saddened by the loss of a friend or someone in our family during this pandemic.

When such events take place, we are faced with much to do whilst coping with our grief. And it undoubtedly helps to be prepared for such eventualities. On our U3A website there is a document entitled ‘But What Happens If…?’ It is a detailed and comprehensive list of relevant information for times of need. Please use it as an ‘aide memoire’ as best fits your own personal circumstances.

I do not wish to appear insensitive at all, but rather more practical as we continue through a global pandemic that seems to particularly affect our age-group.

The document can be accessed via the following link:-

What happens if?

Very best wishes to you all

Melanie Blewer

Chair KHAD U3A

WELCOME TO KINGS HILL AND DISTRICT U3A

Kings Hill & District U3A (University of the Third Age) is a friendly, self motivated organisation for  people who wish to join in social, cultural and educational activities which may be academic,  cultural, social or physical. If you would like to meet new friends and learn something new at  minimal cost, then this is the organisation for you. Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of  every month at 2.00 PM at Kings Hill Community Centre.

Although U3A stands for University of the Third Age, the word ‘University’ here has its original meaning of a group of people with similar interests meeting together. There are no academic qualifications required to become a Member, the only qualification is that Members are all in the situation where they are no longer in full time gainful employment. Members with similar interests meet together in local halls, Members' homes, or elsewhere, and most activities are conducted on a self help basis. Nationally, the U3A provides well over 300 different activities.

We are one of almost 1000 U3A groups in the UK. Each is autonomous but share the national ' Common Aims and Guiding Principles'. The U3A movement is neither political nor religious. U3A members are normally retired or semi-retired. All who are not in full-time employment are welcome, both male and female. The Kings Hill & District U3A started in late summer of 2012 and has rapidly grown to over 300 members. We provide opportunities for a wide variety of life enriching activities in a friendly and informal manner. While a principal focus is informal 'life-long learning', hobbies, cultural and physical activities also feature strongly. We aim to be more than a social club.

No qualifications are required to join the U3A - no examinations are held and no certificates are awarded; activities depend on volunteers from our members to organise and participate in over 40 activities.

If you would like to know more about our activities, please check our groups page know more about joining us please check our how to join page.

You can now join on line go to our how to join page and follow the link.

If you would like any other information, please contact us by telephone, e-mail or by post.

Non members are invited to come along to any of our monthly meetings as a guest.

Meet the members and join in the friendly atmosphere before deciding to take out membership. You can attend up to three meetings as a guest before joining.

There is a charge of £3 for guests attending monthly meetings.