Day of activities in Wigan will provide food for thought for people in retirement

Wigan residents looking for something to fill their time during their retirement are being encouraged to find out more about an international organisation which has a thriving branch in the borough.
Some of the events begin at Believe SquareSome of the events begin at Believe Square
Some of the events begin at Believe Square

Wigan u3a - formerly known as the University of the Third Age - has interest groups for people to continue learning on a self-help basis, with topics including local history, IT for beginners, theatre, urban sketching and photography.

There are also organised visits to places of interest, active walking groups, crown green bowls and cycling.

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The only criterion for joining the organisation, which costs £15 per year, is that people must no longer be in full-time employment.

However, some people do join pre-retirement in order to sample groups as part of the transition process.

To celebrate u3a Day on Wednesday, June 2, a series of events will be held in Wigan for people to learn more about the popular organisation.

There will be urban sketching at 10am and a walk to Haigh Hall at 10.15am, both starting at Believe Square.

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At 11am, people can choose between coffee, a chat and u3a information at the Royal Oak, on Wigan Lane; crown green bowling at the Boars Head, on Wigan Road, Standish; and a photo walk starting at Trencherfield Mill,

People can meet u3a members at Wigan Sports Club's car park from 1pm to 3pm.

To find out further details, email [email protected] or call chairman Alan Lang on 01942 324430 or group co-ordinator Ray Stafford on 07483 247775.

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