Lockdown - help and ideas
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A new Surrey Wellbeing Website has been launched.From coffee mornings to Zumba, quizzes and crafts, you can now join in events and support services virtually from the comfort of your home. Click here.
The Imperial War Museum has produced online materials to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
The National U3A website has a weekly maths challenge. To view week 5 click here
The Wildlife Trusts across the country have webcams on a range of wild animals.
Do you want to contact a U3A member but don't have their email or phone number?
If so we can help. To set the ball rolling email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Heather Phipps on 01737 474015. You will need to give the name of the person you want to contact and permission to pass on your contact details to them. We will pass on your email address or phone number and they will be able to contact you.
Support from Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
Reigate and Banstead Council have set up advice systems during the Coronavirus crisis. Click here to find the details.
If you are unable to find the help you are looking for online and have an urgent need or concern for you or a relative that is self-isolating and living in the borough, please phone:
The lines are open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. The Council has a dedicated team of advisers who can direct you to sources of help or organise assistance from the team of support workers and trained volunteers.
Please pass this information to any members that you know who do not access the internet.
Keeping groups active
Are you interested in exploring how your group can keep in contact and still enjoy learning together? Several groups have begun to use the online videoconferencing tool called Zoom and we have put together this list of resources to help you get going.
ZOOM - Step by step advice, from the U3A national office, for using Zoom on a desktop or laptop (Windows or Apple) click here
For a description of the way that Zoom can work for U3A groups and advice from the experience from the last few weeks of using it compiled by Charles Symons click here for a PDF document.
If you get stuck and would like some help, contact Charles and his team on email@example.com
Learn to Relax
Jane Hutchinson, who is Group leader of our Learn to Relax group, has produced a list of reliable websites with ideas to help with mental wellbeing and also a video of age appropriate exercises to do at home.
Click here for Jane's list and exercises in PDF format.
Read and subscribe to the National U3A Newsletter
U3A Quiz: Every week there will be a quiz on the national U3A website with answers the following week. Take a look....https://www.u3a.org.uk/learning/weekly-quiz
Photography: U3A are running a national photography project click here for details
Creative Writing: Check out the details of the national U3A creative writing completion here.
Let us know if you have anything you think could be included. These pages are a work in progress - we now have so much information we have divided it onto separate linked pages, dividing it into interest areas. Click on the blue text for the information.
Active Surrey has a host of ideas for staying active during lockdown and several links to exercises for those with medical conditions