Public Presentation Team Visit - Newbridge U3A
Tuesday 31st July 2018 has seen the SCLT Public Presentation Team being hosted by the Newbridge U3A for one of their multi-award-winning elderfinancial abuse presentations, with a strong theme of avoiding scams and other frauds that may encountered in daily life.
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!
Although U3A stands for University of the Third Age, this simply means the groups cover a universe of interests, everyone is welcome, no qualifications are required and none are given. The total emphasis is on a desire to learn and a willingness to share your skills and abilities. All that is needed is enthusiasm, participation and mutual respect. Members meet during the day at weekly, fortnightly or monthly intervals, either in their homes or at a suitable location. Each group has a convener - you can email most of them directly with just a click from their website at: https://www.u3asites.org.uk/walesu3a/page/14845
SCLT volunteer Jon Williams is a safety & enrichment lecturer with the charity and delivered the presentation to the members of the U3A, he commented "It's always a pleasure to impart safety advice and offer the support of the SCLT Charity to fantastic peer groups such as the U3A. They are a really industrious organisation and allow many elders to learn many new things in later life, at the same time as making new friends and discovering more about the many facets of local life.
As ever, I leave the presentation having learned a lot from my audience. They really engaged with the anti-scam message and I'm sure that most from the audience are now more confident in dealing with the scam situations that they will encounter in the future"