Paisley & District U3A members can now raise their spirits over a mid-week cuppa and chat. A new activity, initiated by member Mary Law and hosted by group co-ordinator Jane Hughes, allows safe social contact despite lockdown measures. The free Tea about Three zoom club on Wednesday afternoons opens at 2.45pm.
Jane Hughes remarked: “All the changes introduced to deal with the pandemic means face to face group meetings cannot happen for a while. So it made sense to offer a safe way for younger and older members to still be sociable and stay in touch. At least we can now see someone else’s four walls! There’s no agenda for Wednesdays. People make a cuppa, bring it to the meeting and enjoy a friendly chat as they put the world to rights. We are a welcoming bunch. So you’ll feel right at home while staying at home.”
Mary Law, from Paisley, had the bright idea to start an ‘On your own’ activity group in 2020. She explained. “A friend told me about the U3A one she went to in England. So I suggested starting it here but then the Coronavirus changed everything. Instead of being able to play indoor games, chat in person or meet for afternoon tea as we hoped, things have moved online and now we’ve launched the Tea about Three club.” Mary has also started a beginners’ bridge group and enjoys helping others to learn the game.
For details on how to join the new Tea about Three club or beginners’ bridge group, please visit the U3A website: https://u3asites.org.uk/paisley/welcome