Welcome to Penrith and North Lakes University of the Third Age

    • Special Interest Groups with a leader or convenor
    • Bi-monthly Newsletter – a lifeline to keep all members informed about what is going on
    • Monthly meetings with a special speaker
    • Group visits inside and outside Cumbria

The Penrith and North Lakes U3A now has over 550 members.


U3A Penrith Bulletin Board
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for the charity sector

Understandably, charities are concerned about what to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, so we have set out our response to the most commonly asked questions. Read More

Zoom Video Conferencing Calendar. This is a 3 month rolling calendar showing dates and times that are available to groups to hold remote online meetings / sessions. Read More

Support available for those struggling with family pressures and those affected by Domestic Abuse Read More

Directory of Community Support for the Eden Area: This is a weekly updated directory of community support, aiming to give information and details of useful contacts during these challenging timesRead More (Downloads Document)

Newsletter for the Eden Area – Mental Health & Wellbeing: Tips for Supporting your Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Read More (Downloads Document)

U3A Penrith AGM.
The U3A Penrith AGM set for June has been cancelled due the present situation with the Covid 19 pandemic. A new date has been agreed within the Third Age Trust guidelines for 17th September 2020. The current committee members have agreed to stay in their current positions until the AGM.

Guide To Living With Worry And Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty https://www.psychologytools.com/articles/free-guide-to-living-with-worry-and-anxiety-amidst-global-uncertainty/

Government Advice

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

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Local Support Group. Members might like to know there is a local corona support group. Its web site is https://ccspenrith.co.uk/ .

Coronavirus Update During these difficult times Penrith and North Lakes U3A should be providing help and support to people in their homes. Some groups are already doing this. Could I ask group leaders to look at on line systems for communication. Mike Head 07963 904925 Read More

Cumbria Police Bulletin I have been made aware of a number of new scams exploiting peoples fear over the Corona virus. The scams take several forms which include (so far): Read More

Table Tennis Tuesday . Hello members, 
I hope everyone is safe and well in these strange times. If you would like to keep in touch with the friends you meet at table tennis. Read More.

Table Tennis Thursday. Hi All. Due to the current outbreak of Covid 19, Thursday Table Tennis is cancelled until further notice. Stay safe everyone. Keep in touch 01768 865554. Eve.

Spanish Hangout. We had our first google hangout for Spanish last Tuesday which worked well. Read More

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Our present activities include:

Special Interest Groups are led by volunteers and cater for a variety of educational, cultural and recreational interests. The Groups all have their own identity and operate in different ways, some meeting in members’ homes, others in hired rooms.

The Monthly Meetings give people the opportunity to get to know each other and discuss which special interest groups are running or planned.

There is an annual membership fee, currently £13, which is fixed at the Annual General Meeting. Members also receive the national magazine which is published quarterly.  

If you are interested in sharing knowledge and experiences, developing your own capabilities by learning with others then the U3A is for you.