The Oliva U3A was founded in 2007 and now boasts several hundred members enjoying around 35 groups, ranging from the active (Walking Football, Badminton) to the not-so physically active (Canasta, Keyboard). Here’s a full list of the groups presently running.
Monthly meetings – open to all members – are usually held at the Polivalent (map here), on the fourth Thursdays of the month – these are not currently being held due to Covid-19 restrictions.
As well as our groups and meetings, members can also enjoy a range of benefits from business ranging from discount on travel, to discounts on Internet and TV or help with medical care.
The University of the Third Age (U3A) is an international movement whose aims are the education and stimulation of mainly retired members of the community — those in their third ‘age’ of life.
Its original conception in France as an extramural university activity was significantly modified in the United Kingdom where it was recognized that most people of retirement age have something to contribute and the emphasis has been on sharing, without formal links to traditional universities.
U3A membership is not related to a specific age but to a period in one’s life (the third age) after the second age of full-time employment and parental responsibility. Anybody in their third age can join U3A and this includes people who are working part-time. There is no lower age for membership.
After a long-enforced absence due to the pandemic, I am pleased to announce that the Quiz is back to its usual routine so why not come and join us at our next Monthly Quiz, on Monday 15th November 2021. Details and booking here.
The Facebook Group has been cleaned to members only. The more members we have there the better so join now.
If you didn’t pay your subscription during the two week renewal period then you would have been removed from the user list and cannot login. To reinstate yourself you need to rejoin using the application form.
Membership Cards are being emailed this week – 20/9
If you haven’t seen yours by next Monday please check your junk/spam folder before contacting the Membership Secretary.
Instruction to download to your phone on the members home page.
To ensure you receive emails from the U3A please check that any email from @u3aoliva.org is on your email program’s permitted senders list AND check your junk/spam folder.
This includes any notices from the British Embassy, Covid-19 Updates and anything that affects everyday life.
Group Activities Diary - contact Leaders before attending
Walking Football returns officially on Friday 8th October 2021, at the usual time of 11.00am at the usual place – the blue 5-a-side outdoor pitch at Oliva Sports Centre. Please arrive 10 minutes early.