SCLT Public Presentation Team Visit Woodspring U3A


Tuesday 28th March 2017 has seen SCLT volunteer Ash Jones accepting an invitation to join the annual general meeting of the very popular Woodspring University of the Third Age (U3A), as a guest speaker on the subject of senior deception and safety.


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 the conclusion of his visit, Ash commented, “My visit to Woodspring U3A has been very enjoyable and the audience seemed to really connect with the senior safeguarding message. The U3A is a really great organisation, which encourages peer interaction and ongoing, adult learning. I have implored the group to keep an eye out for their friends, neighbours and relatives, who may be less fortunate and at risk of financial harm from the heartless criminal fraternity, who would use the fragilities of later life to help them perpetuate their abhorrent crimes”


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.


SCLT presenter Ash Jones (right) is hosted by the Woodspring U3A Group

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