Woden Seniors Inc

50 years of providing Community Service to the over-50s of Canberra


Fortnightly News 17/4/2015

Woden Seniors Bridge Results

Saturday afternoon Bridge results are posted on the Club’s website at www.wodenseniors.org.au. Results for Tuesday and Thursday Bridge sessions will continue under the current arrangements.

Woden Seniors Art Group

An exhibition of work by the Wednesday Water Colour Art Group is on display at the Hellenic Club in Phillip, from Monday 12 April to Sunday 3rd of May 2015.


The Calligraphy class is taking a break, the first day back is on Tuesday 5 May.

Anzac Day 2015 at the Australian War Memorial

Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915, 100 years ago this year. It is the day on which we remember Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. The spirit of Anzac, with its human qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.

Dawn Service – 25 April 2015, 5.30am – 6.00am
National Ceremony 10.15am – 12 noon

Phone: 02 6243 4211
Email: info
Web: www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/anzac/

Australia in the Great War

Australia in the Great War is the Australian War Memorial’s new exhibition in the First World War Galleries.

Discover one of the world’s great collections of material related to the First World War. The First World War Galleries integrate a wide variety of items from this collection, including dioramas, art works; uniforms; medals; technology such as artillery and firearms; photographs; film; and letters and diaries.

The Australian War Memorial presents the story of Australia in the First World War chronologically, covering all major theatres of operations: Gallipoli, the Western Front, Sinai and Palestine and the war at sea.

From 1 December 2014 to 1 January 2017
Daily: 10am – 5pm. Closed Christmas Day
Phone: 02 6243 4211
Web: www.awm.gov.au/visit/first-world-war-galleries/


Beware of scam emails promising ATO refunds: Alert High Priority

Australians are reminded to be wary of scam emails that use the Australian Government and Australian Taxation Office logos to mislead the email recipient into thinking they are receiving a tax refund.

Clues that identify emails as scams include an incorrect sender address, poor grammar, inappropriate requests, a failure to address the recipient by name and the promise of money.

The ATO states that any message requesting more information before a refund can be released, is a hoax. If you receive a tax related scam message forward it toreportemailfraud and then delete it immediately from your system. For more information please visit Stay Smart Online:http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/your_identity/avoiding_scams_and_hoaxes

COTA ACT Project Seeking Views

COTA ACT has been funded by the ACT Government (under the Seniors’ Participation Grants Program) to undertake a project to ask older residents of Ainslie and Weston what they think would make the suburb more livable and connected, or ‘age friendly’. The project is being undertaken in the first half of 2015.

COTA ACT is collaborating on the project with a range of other organisations in the community, including business and church groups, to get as many people involved as possible. COTA ACT is also working with Roads ACT, which has allocated funding to improve physical infrastructure in Ainslie and Weston over the next two years.

After collecting residents’ feedback and ideas, COTA ACT aim to build a coalition of organisations which can work together and with government to try to ‘make it happen’.

If you’re a resident of any Canberra suburb and would like to give us your opinion about what makes your suburb age-friendly and what needs to be changed, we’d love to hear from you. You can provide your comments by email to jthomson, through the online survey, by calling us on 6282 3777, or by sending us a letter (COTA ACT, PO Box 5566, Hughes ACT 2605).

See more at: http://cotaact.org.au/policy/achieving-an-age-friendly-community-ainslie-and-weston/#sthash.PogrCevG.dpuf

Spiral Program through to 30 April

23 April – Ron Wells: Ron‘s talk will help you to understand “How to get the best from your GP”. Those of you who Google Ron will see that Ron knows what he is talking about!

30 April – Ms Naela Chohan: Ms Chohan is the High Commissioner for Pakistan. As a seasoned and veteran diplomat, Ms Chohan has assumed a leadership position in eight different Pakistani diplomatic missions on five different continents. She is also an artist and a Women’s Rights advocate. Learn more here.

For more information about the Spiral Program, please contact Gwenyth George on 6286 5004, Sue Murray on 6281 6974 or Brett Yeats on 6281 7684 or at yeatsb.

Justice of the Peace

You will find Maureen in the Anne Murray room on Tuesdays between 10.30am and 2pm for Justice of the Peace matters.

The Big Book Fair in 2015

Margaret Bourke still needs books and helpers. She is usually in the veranda on Monday and Friday mornings cleaning, sorting and pricing books so if you want to drop in for a chat and to lend a hand that would be greatly appreciated.