A ‘university’ aimed at those who are retired or semi-retired is encouraging people to get involved with some of its projects.

The Kenton and District branch of the ‘University of the Third Age’ hopes to provide a helping hand in ensuring a positive and active life once work slows or stops completely.

The group, which has a number of bases around the country, is targeted towards those in their ‘third stage’ of life – the period after childhood and employment.

A series of events and activities are planned throughout the year, and the U3A markets itself to those who “would like to keep their mind and body in good shape with the passing years, carry on learning with pleasure, learn new skills with others and make new friends”.

Participants can engage in educational topics, such as English language and literature, or practical classes in things like cooking and painting.

Country walks, guest speakers and trips to the theatre show that there is always something on, and, hopefully, something for everyone.

The Kenton and District group has about 150 members and meets during the day at a number of venues in the region but primarily at the Century Bowling and Sports Club in Logan Road.

A year’s membership costs £35 and members can go to as many or as few activities as they wish.

For more information visit www.kentondistrictu3a.org or call 020 3645 7348.