During these difficult times it is very important that we keep in touch with one another in order to identify those who need a little help and to let them know they are not alone. We will all miss the various groups we were attending and the social aspect of being a member of Duns and District U3A.
While you may have plenty to keep you occupied, others could be struggling, and this is likely to get worse as the restrictions continue. For this reason, the Third Age Trust, our parent U3A body, are expanding their materials for learning at home which may be of interest to you. These can be found on their website.
If you have other ideas that you could share with members, please let us know and we will circulate them.
One good suggestion from the Third Age Trust is that members keep a journal to document their experiences during the current situation. For further information, follow this link.
If you are experiencing any difficulties during this period of isolation, please get in touch or let another U3A member know and we will see what we can do to help. Remember: A problem shared is a problem halved. We have a wide network of people who could offer assistance.
Local businesses are exceptionally important to us at the moment and we must do all we can to support them. Several are going out of their way to help us by offering home deliveries on certain things. For example, there are local companies who will make up and deliver boxes of locally sourced fruit and vegetables. If this is of interest to you, please contact us for further details.
As we receive further information and guidance, we will pass it on. In the meantime, keep well, keep safe and look forward to enrolling on all the wonderful groups we will have available once this situation is over.