SCLT Public Presentation Team Visit Chepstow U3A

 

Tuesday 3rd January 2017 has seen SCLT volunteer Jon Williams accepting an invitation to join the monthly meeting of the very popular Chepstow University of the Third Age (U3A), as a guest speaker on the subject of senior deception and safety. The meeting was extremely well attended and over 115 members of the U3A filled the seats at the session.

 

The University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!

 

Members share their skills and life experiences: the learners teach and the teachers learn, and there is no distinction between them. The U3A movement is supported by its national organisation, the Third Age Trust.

 

The senior safety presentation focused on some interesting facts around the extent and consequences of the ageing population of the United Kingdom, before leading the audience through the evolution of the SCLT Charity and discussing some of the more common scams which are targeted at the senior community and some useful tips on staying safe into later life.

 

At th4 conclusion of his visit, Jon commented, “Chepstow U3A have been a very engaging audience and the extent and breadth of the questions which were asked at the end of the presentation leads me to believe that this audience are really switched-on to the dangers of senior deception crime and have already given the subject some considerable thought. I have really enjoyed my visit and hope that all the attendees have taken away some information that will help them stay safer in their daily lives”

 

Every member of the audience received a personal copy of the award-winning Senior Siren magazine – the quarterly publication of the Senior Citizen Liaison Team, which offers crime prevention advice and a host of other lifestyle information for seniors and those who support elder family members.

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SCLT volunteer Jon Williams (insert) is hosted by Chepstow U3A

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