Your localCOMMUNITY  ASSET?
SustainingWellbeingin Later Lifemental wellbeingphysical functionsocial connectivity
Sustaining Wellbeingin Later Life       mental wellbeing       physical function       social connectivity          volunt...
retirement  loss of significance                     volunteering      loss of self worth         loss of self efficacy
Aims and Objectives           Aim 3“To celebrate the capabilitiesand potential of older people  and their value to society”
UN Madrid International Plan      of Action for         AgeingThe potential of older persons is a powerfulbasis for future...
UN Conference on         Ageing 2007 We confirm that life long learning andactive ageing, success with information    and ...
Aims and ObjectivesU3As offer voluntary assistance  to educational and cultural bodies in their commmunities
U3As collaborate with        institutions (libraries, galleries, etc) in learning partnershipsin which the U3A and the  in...
U3As engage with local and     national government    departments and other   agencies that formulatelifelong learning pol...
to address Volunteering. . . at the NEC/TAT level –    working party    how we might encourage    what structures to we ne...
. . . at the local level –    identify opportunities    match opportunities to    training programme?    identify skills a...
Will a systematicapproach to volunteeringenhance our credibility?
Promoting Volunteeringin EuropeEECfunding training programmes for        volunteering and civic        engagementNetherlan...
Germany   Government-funded          programme:          University of Brandenburg.          Teaching fundraisingBelgium  ...
USA Courses linking learningand volunteeringTheExperienceCorps      22 locations volunteering           with work among ch...
LegacyCorps       for healthy, independent livingLife Long LearningInstitutes            400 centres            Collaborat...
Benefits of combining adultlearning with volunteering:. . . increased enrolment. . . enhanced programme      visibility. ....
Corporate HistoryWelfare               Executive               CharitiesSpecial                    Trustees              C...
FINANCE     PUBLICITY       GROUP         SOCIAL                           SUPPORTBudgets*    Magazine*     New Group     ...
Horizons        Coffee Bar - weeklyPresence of Group LeadersPresence of TreasurerRegistrationBookings: Theatre, Royal Phil...
The Coffee and Tea Team
Help Direct
Notices on the screen
The Welcome Desk
Civic LinksCounty Council: 50+ Assembly                Adult and Social ServicesBorough Council: Councillors and Officers ...
Special ProjectsLonelinessExtra Care Housing ProjectTelelinkMemory Course – Dementia preventionAerobics LiteWellbeing Lite...
Benefits of Civic involvementEnhanced Programme visibilityHigh Credibility Rating – quality membersStimulates new programm...
Preston          Southport         Mawdesley                    Burscough                 Ormskirk           Parbold      ...
TheAughton & OrmskirkU3AMemoryCourse2011
The Queen’s Award forVoluntary Service 2008
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  1. 1. Your localCOMMUNITY ASSET?
  2. 2. SustainingWellbeingin Later Lifemental wellbeingphysical functionsocial connectivity
  3. 3. Sustaining Wellbeingin Later Life mental wellbeing physical function social connectivity volunteering
  4. 4. retirement loss of significance volunteering loss of self worth loss of self efficacy
  5. 5. Aims and Objectives Aim 3“To celebrate the capabilitiesand potential of older people and their value to society”
  6. 6. UN Madrid International Plan of Action for AgeingThe potential of older persons is a powerfulbasis for future development. This enables societies to rely increasingly on skills, experience and wisdom of older persons, not only to take the lead in their own betterment but also to participate actively in society as a whole. Adopted by the World Assembly on Ageing, 2002
  7. 7. UN Conference on Ageing 2007 We confirm that life long learning andactive ageing, success with information and communication technology, volunteering and civic engagement, are crucial
  8. 8. Aims and ObjectivesU3As offer voluntary assistance to educational and cultural bodies in their commmunities
  9. 9. U3As collaborate with institutions (libraries, galleries, etc) in learning partnershipsin which the U3A and the institution may benefit
  10. 10. U3As engage with local and national government departments and other agencies that formulatelifelong learning policies . . .
  11. 11. to address Volunteering. . . at the NEC/TAT level – working party how we might encourage what structures to we need to support and identify collaborating agencies
  12. 12. . . . at the local level – identify opportunities match opportunities to training programme? identify skills and experience of members
  13. 13. Will a systematicapproach to volunteeringenhance our credibility?
  14. 14. Promoting Volunteeringin EuropeEECfunding training programmes for volunteering and civic engagementNetherlands Seniors and Society Academy (SESAM)
  15. 15. Germany Government-funded programme: University of Brandenburg. Teaching fundraisingBelgium Institute of Family Science. Training in mentoring pupilsAustria Austrian Red Cross ‘Sustaining learning in the community’ Partner organisations in Finland, Italy, Hungary, UK
  16. 16. USA Courses linking learningand volunteeringTheExperienceCorps 22 locations volunteering with work among childrenLegacy LeadershipInstitutes Maryland Centre for Ageing Studies. 60-80 hours training. 200-450 hours voluntary work
  17. 17. LegacyCorps for healthy, independent livingLife Long LearningInstitutes 400 centres Collaboration with Elder Hostel Professor Catherine Hagan Plymouth
  18. 18. Benefits of combining adultlearning with volunteering:. . . increased enrolment. . . enhanced programme visibility. . . stimulating new educational activities. . . producing new leaders
  19. 19. Corporate HistoryWelfare Executive CharitiesSpecial Trustees Committee Commission Projects Insurance andDevelopment Risk Assessment FINANCE PUBLICITY GROUP SOCIAL SUPPORT
  20. 20. FINANCE PUBLICITY GROUP SOCIAL SUPPORTBudgets* Magazine* New Group Events*Grants* Website development BBQEquipment Leaflets* Lunches Media* Short Course Sunday’s Exhibitions development Horizons* Coffee Bar
  21. 21. Horizons Coffee Bar - weeklyPresence of Group LeadersPresence of TreasurerRegistrationBookings: Theatre, Royal Philharmonic Social EventsVisitorsBook ExchangeInternet CaféHolidays: New Year, Wine, Art, Gardening, WalksHelp DirectNotices
  22. 22. The Coffee and Tea Team
  23. 23. Help Direct
  24. 24. Notices on the screen
  25. 25. The Welcome Desk
  26. 26. Civic LinksCounty Council: 50+ Assembly Adult and Social ServicesBorough Council: Councillors and Officers Older Peoples Partnership Board Health & Wellbeing Board Strategic Partnership BoardHealth Authority: Procurement ResearchGovernmentSchools
  27. 27. Special ProjectsLonelinessExtra Care Housing ProjectTelelinkMemory Course – Dementia preventionAerobics LiteWellbeing Literacy ProgrammeSchools
  28. 28. Benefits of Civic involvementEnhanced Programme visibilityHigh Credibility Rating – quality membersStimulates new programmesIncreased enrolment – recommendations Sustaining Committees and Successor PlanningCollaborative ProjectsPerceived as Community Capital and Social Asset
  29. 29. Preston Southport Mawdesley Burscough Ormskirk Parbold Skelmersdale Maghull Upholland Kirkby Liverpool Ashton-in-M Wallasey St HelensHoylake Oxon Heswall
  30. 30. TheAughton & OrmskirkU3AMemoryCourse2011
  31. 31. The Queen’s Award forVoluntary Service 2008

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