Hopefully, now that most of you have had your fourth dose of vaccine, you will feel less vulnerable to the coronavirus – but it is still out there and, at the time of writing this newsletter, the number of new infections has started to rise again. There appear to be two new variants of the virus causing this surge in new infections.
As a child I was brought up on the saying ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away.’ The latest edition of u3a ‘Third Age Matters’ has an interesting article saying that some GPs are recommending joining their local u3a as a positive way to ‘keep fit and help keep the brain going’! Not sure how your local doctor would phrase that on your prescription, but it is one of our key aims here in Edenbridge u3a to ‘Keep you active, healthy and a believer in lifelong learning’.
We are fortunate that so many of our members are willing to share their hobby or expertise with you as group leaders. In our u3a we have fifty such people who willingly give up their time for free to share their knowledge and skills with you on a regular basis. Much of their communication to you is through email or WhatsApp. Please, if you are unable to attend their next group meeting, do remember to let them know as some group leaders have told me that their members are not always doing this .