Respiratory Tract Infections

  • For people 65 and older with medical complications, RTIs may be a really serious
    issue
  • People older than 65 usually get at least one respiratory tract infection (or RTI) each
    year
  • RTIs are one of the most common causes for hospitalization in people older than 65
  • RTIs are the 8th leading cause of death in people 65 and older in Australia5, 9th in New Zealand
  • Preclinical scientific evidence suggests that by targeting specific biochemical pathways, we may be able to change the way aging affects the body and potentially     help people live healthier longer
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Mary Potter Hospice is running a workshop on basic advanced care planning, called Lining up the Ducks.  It is free of charge and open for anyone to attend.

The workshop covers legal issues about wills, enduring powers of attorney, sorting financial matters, choices around end of life care and  some basic funeral planning.

The Wellington workshop will be held on Tuesday 18 June 6-9pm in the Newtown Community and Cultural Centre, cnr Colombo and Rintoul St, Newtown.  See the attached flyer for further details.

 

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The guided tour of Borneo due to take place in September this year has been cancelled.

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The 2019 Lifelong Learning Summer School will take place in the wonderful setting of Girton College, Cambridge.  The summer school will take place 18-31 August 2019.

Going into its seventh year, this summer school enables participants to take academic courses for the love of learning, live and take meals in the College, and have a pretty full and exciting social programme to get the most out of being in Cambridge. In sum it is a fantastic opportunity to spend one or two weeks experiencing the highlights of Cambridge college life in the company of other lifelong learners from around the world!

More information is available at: http://www.girton.cam.ac.uk/summer-programmes/lifelong

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Our Garden tour will be of interest to U3A members who have a love and interest in gardening and horticulture and is designed for small groups or independent travellers.

We cover a selection of classically beautiful, enchanting and exotic gardens in South West France including Marqueyssac, Eyrignac and smaller private gardens owned by enthusiasts. Along the way, we visit local villages and their markets and learn more about the unique history and culture of the region.

You will be based at at our manor house near Monpazier in the Dordogne which is considered one of the best preserved bastide villages in France. The 7 day tour starts on Saturday 11 May this year and the nearest airport and railway station is Bergerac where we collect and return at the end of the tour. Bordeaux is the nearest large city with flights from Paris or the TGV fast train with a connection to Bergerac.

The tours for 2019 are fully booked, but bookings are being taken for 2020.

For more information, please look at our website: www.frenchgardenadventures.com or email us on rs@frenchgardenadventures.com

Ray & Jacinta Standen, French Garden Adventures

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At the last U3A Committee meeting it was agreed that due to rising postage and print costs, we ask members with email addresses to receive the U3A newsletter by email. Please let Gwen Levick know: membership@u3awellingtoncity.org.nz or call 382 8296 if you are able to receive the newsletter by email. – The advantages are you will receive by email any programme changes, additional information and weekly notifications about the upcoming lectures and events.  Thank you for your help with this.

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Please, if you change your email address, let the Membership Secretary know promptly to avoid missing out on notices. Send your new address to:

membership@u3awellingtoncity.org.nz

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT EMAILS
Vodafone has announced that, as from 21 August 2019, it will discontinue its email forwarding service. This means that, if you still have a Vodafone email account, emails sent to it after 21 August will no longer reach you.
According to our database, many members are still using Vodafone email accounts. These include email addresses with the following suffixes –
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We strongly recommend that you change your email address without further delay, and tell us your new address (by emailing the Membership Secretary at membership@u3awellingtoncity.org.nz). If you haven’t done this by 21 August, you will no longer receive U3A emails.
Unsubscribing (using the link at the foot of our messages) automatically removes you from our email list. If you’ve inadvertently done this and you want to start receiving our emails again, please contact the Membership Secretary at the email address above.
Please do not reply to this email. We aren’t able to action your reply.
If you know of another member who is experiencing difficulty in receiving U3A emails, please pass this message on.

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Respiratory Tract Infection Trial

  • For people 65 and older with medical complications, RTIs may be a really serious issue. 1
  • People older than 65 usually get at least one respiratory tract infection (or RTI) each year  2
  • RTIs are one of the most common causes for hospitalization in people older than 65  3
  • RTIs are the 8th leading cause of death in people 65 and older in Australia5, 9th in New Zealand  6.
  • Preclinical scientific evidence suggests that by targeting specific biochemical pathways, we may be able to change the way     aging affects the body and potentially help people live healthier longer  7.

About the clinical study:

resTORbio, a US-based biotechnology company, engaged Continuum Clinical, a patient recruitment company with over 25-years of experience in health care, to host a series of community events to raise awareness of RTIs and associated risk factors. resTORbio is developing innovative medicines that target the biology of aging to prevent or treat age-related diseases. One critical signalling pathway that resTORbio is focused on is known as TORC1. Of the biochemical pathways of aging, inhibition of TORC1 has been observed in preclinical species to extend lifespan and health span, and to improve immune, neurologic and cardiac functions, suggesting that inhibition of TORC1 may have potential benefit in aging-related diseases7.

For more information on resTORbio, please visit www.resTORbio.com

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