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McMinn Lecture
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  • 1. Your localCOMMUNITY ASSET?
  • 2. SustainingWellbeingin Later Lifemental wellbeingphysical functionsocial connectivity
  • 3. Sustaining Wellbeingin Later Life mental wellbeing physical function social connectivity volunteering
  • 4. retirement loss of significance volunteering loss of self worth loss of self efficacy
  • 5. Aims and Objectives Aim 3“To celebrate the capabilitiesand potential of older people and their value to society”
  • 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. 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. Aims and ObjectivesU3As offer voluntary assistance to educational and cultural bodies in their commmunities
  • 9. U3As collaborate with institutions (libraries, galleries, etc) in learning partnershipsin which the U3A and the institution may benefit
  • 10. U3As engage with local and national government departments and other agencies that formulatelifelong learning policies . . .
  • 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. . . . at the local level – identify opportunities match opportunities to training programme? identify skills and experience of members
  • 13. Will a systematicapproach to volunteeringenhance our credibility?
  • 14. Promoting Volunteeringin EuropeEECfunding training programmes for volunteering and civic engagementNetherlands Seniors and Society Academy (SESAM)
  • 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. 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. LegacyCorps for healthy, independent livingLife Long LearningInstitutes 400 centres Collaboration with Elder Hostel Professor Catherine Hagan Plymouth
  • 18. Benefits of combining adultlearning with volunteering:. . . increased enrolment. . . enhanced programme visibility. . . stimulating new educational activities. . . producing new leaders
  • 19. Corporate HistoryWelfare Executive CharitiesSpecial Trustees Committee Commission Projects Insurance andDevelopment Risk Assessment FINANCE PUBLICITY GROUP SOCIAL SUPPORT
  • 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. Horizons Coffee Bar - weeklyPresence of Group LeadersPresence of TreasurerRegistrationBookings: Theatre, Royal Philharmonic Social EventsVisitorsBook ExchangeInternet CaféHolidays: New Year, Wine, Art, Gardening, WalksHelp DirectNotices
  • 22. The Coffee and Tea Team
  • 23. Help Direct
  • 24. Notices on the screen
  • 25. The Welcome Desk
  • 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. Special ProjectsLonelinessExtra Care Housing ProjectTelelinkMemory Course – Dementia preventionAerobics LiteWellbeing Literacy ProgrammeSchools
  • 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. Preston Southport Mawdesley Burscough Ormskirk Parbold Skelmersdale Maghull Upholland Kirkby Liverpool Ashton-in-M Wallasey St HelensHoylake Oxon Heswall
  • 30. TheAughton & OrmskirkU3AMemoryCourse2011
  • 31. The Queen’s Award forVoluntary Service 2008

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