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. I can suggest Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams, What’s App or, limited to 40 minutes as a free system, Zoom. The bridge group are trialling online games.At the same time we know many of our members have no internet access or live in areas where it is weak. We must also consider ways to involve them using their landline phones.U3A has always been about supporting our members and groups will know who their vulnerable people are and should check on them. I would welcome any feedback about ideas that have worked that we can pass on to other groups or any other observations. My email address is email@example.com and landline 01768 606627. Other committee members will be happy to receive them. These will be put on our home page of the web site. The ones you are interested in can be expanded.We are a great community and we will survive this together.
Mike Head 07963 904925