u3a Future Lives Group

One of the important questions for us as we grow older is how can we maintain our independence and quality of life for as long as possible? This is one of the drivers behind u3a Future Lives – a group made up of u3a members across the movement –which aims to share information and resources to inspire, influence and inform about how we can improve our future lives. The chair of the Group is CEDu3a member Janet Sutherland

Our programme of online talks

There are no upcoming events.

Previous talks (available via Youtube)

â–· October 2022 : Janet Lord – Ageing better
â–· November 2022 : Jeremy Myerson – Designing a world for everyone
â–· December 2022 : Muir Gray – Learning is the elixir of healthy life
â–· January 2023 : Janet Sutherland – Our homes for our future
â–· March 2023 : David Sinclair – The Future of ageing
April 2023 : Jeremy Porteus – Future-proofing our homes for our future lives
October 2023 : Alan Gow – Being brain healthy: how our thinking skills
The work of the Future Lives Project was featured in the March 2023 edition of the u3a Radio podcast


One of the themes that the group is looking at is housing and they need your input via a questionnaire. Have you thought about how your home could support your independence in the years ahead and whether you would need to adapt it in some way? Perhaps you would need to move – and, if so, what you would want from a new home? The results will be used to put older people’s voices at the heart of planning and developing housing for the future