A Mapperley social club that brings retired and semi-retired people together to learn new skills and socialise has attracted over 100 members in just three months.
Mapperley and District University of the Third Age (U3A) members take part in educational, creative and leisure activities in the company of others. No qualifications are needed and none are given.
The first University of the Third Age was founded back in 1982 and is a self-help organisation.
The Mapperley and District branch began life in March 2016 when a launch meeting was held to see if there was sufficient interest to form a new U3A.
Over 100 people attended so it a committee was set up and the group has since gone from strength-to- strength. As well as having a healthy membership, 13 interest groups have now also been established.
A spokesman for the group said: “A Steering Committee was formed and in April we held our inaugural meeting and began to sign up members. Now, two months in, we already have 104 members and fully expect that Mapperley and District U3A will be a thriving and successful U3A.”
People looking to join can attend the next general meeting which takes place on Thursday, June 23, at Mapperley Plains Social Club, on Plains Road, at 10am.
Mapperley & District U3A: Welcome
Let U3A membership add another dimension to your life. If you are retired or semi-retired you can take part in educational, creative and leisure activities in the company of others. No qualifications are needed and none are given.The University of the Third Age was founded in 1982 and is a self-help organisation. Its groups come together to develop new skills and interests on a primarily social basis.