We celebrate birthdays – but age can offer challenges.

We still enjoy sharing our knowledge and experiences, and this page is for information which may be of interest to those of us with mobility, sensory or other age-related impairments.

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1. U3A Accessibility for disabled members.
The U3A has created the U3APlus programme to provide advice to U3A’s concerning accessibility and inclusivity. Their website complements the U3A  Advice Sheets which are available on the main website and in paper form.

2. Disabled persons railcard. 1/3 off rail fares for you and a friend for just £20 a year.

3. Cheddar U3A experimented with a spoken newsletter. Thanks to Marion Clements for this link.
Cheddar Spoken Newsletter

4. Supporting Carers. Carers may feel isolated or lonely because, by putting the person they look after first, they no longer have the time to see other friends and family, or attend their local U3A. The website Carers Trust has a search facility for Carers Support in your own area – just enter your postcode.

5. Aberdeen is one of the U3A websites that have an Access tab giving information about accessibility to their group venues.

6. In Third Age Matters (Winter 2016) we learn that Cirencester U3A is producing a regular radio programme, which is available for all of us on their website The link to the programme is at the bottom of their home page. I have listened to this month’s programme and it is very well produced.

7. Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. You can visit their website for more information.

8. National Theatre The National Theatre offers substantial discounts to those with hearing difficulties and other disabilities, these discounts enable a choice of seats which might otherwise be limited by cost. The discount is available to the individual and a companion. To learn more follow National Theatre Access Programme provides details of captioned performances at the wide range of venues it supports.It can be found here

10. Gatwick Airport wheelchair assistance. Freda Davis of Welshpool & District wrote in the TAT Feb magazine that wheelchair assistance at Gatwick airport can be prebooked. the facilities are at:
Special assistance

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