Issue number one hundred and seventy (March 2015) from the WorldU3A Service, sent on the first of every month to U3A members anywhere in the world.

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Please send items of possible interest to the editor, Tom Holloway.
Dementia Carers: Support is available to carers of people with dementia. Carers who are already caring for someone with a diagnosis of dementia have rights to information, advice and support. There are a number of national and local organisations that can support carers. A (non-comprehensive) list of organisations can be found at this website >>>

Senior Citizens Council of Delhi organized an interaction session with the Senior Citizens residing in Safdarjung Enclave in association with Wellness Health & You to provide Primary Health Care at their door steps on 18/01/2015 at Green Fields School, in which Senior Citizens of Safdarjung Enclave participated in a large number.

Prof. Jugal Kishore from Maulana Azad Medical College, J.R. Gupta, Chairperson, Confederation of Senior Citizens Associations of Delhi and Dr. G. S. Grewal were on the dias along with doctors S/Shri Amarjeet Singh, B. B. Gupta, Sharad Garg, Jitendra Kailash & H. S. Yadav.

The high light of the session was the frank, open and purposeful interaction between the elders and the doctors for providing primary health services. The interaction focused to find solutions on how we can narrow the gap between the service providers and the service users.

Economics & Current Affairs Groups: New Economics Foundation (NEF) is an independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic wellbeing. We aim to improve quality of life by promoting innovative solutions that challenge mainstream thinking on economic, environmental and social issues.

We work in partnership and put people and the planet first.Please read this document from the New Economics Foundation "People, planet, power: towards a new social settlement"

Chairpersons/Secretaries: Don't bother with keyboarding your short announcements of one or two sentences. Much easier to make a quick one or two minute 'podcast' using CLYP.IT - a simple online recorder, and distribute it as an email.

I made one to send as a reply to the [indian-society-for-u3a] googlegroup and you can hear it here >>>

Compton Verney - Warwickshire's outstanding Art Gallery/Museum/Activity Park/Gardens announce their reopening after a £2.5 million refurbishing. Director, Dr Steven Parissien says...

We have two exciting, complementary exhibitions this spring, in which the artists look at Britain and British identity: Canaletto: Celebrating Britain,featuring the glorious oil paintings and revelatory drawings Canaletto painted during his time in this country between 1746 and 1755, and Martin Parr’s insightful and moving photographs of life in 1970s Britain, The Non-Conformists. At the same time, we have a comprehensive new re-display of our internationally-acclaimed and nationally-accredited collection of ancient Chinese bronzes. Funded by the Arts Council and the DCMS/Wolfson Fund, the new-look galleries completely rethink the way we present these splendid and important objects, and will transform the way we look at ancient China.

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