Woden Seniors Inc

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



Easter: Club Closing Times

The Woden Seniors Club will be closed on Friday 2 April and Monday 6 April for Easter.

Woden Seniors Bridge Results

Saturday afternoon Bridge results will be posted on the Club’s website at www.wodenseniors.org.au from this Saturday onwards. 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 will be on display at the Hellenic Club in Phillip, from Monday 12 April to Sunday 3rd of May 2015.

Calligraphy – the art of beautiful writing: Copperplate

Experience the joy of writing using a pointed pen and ink. Copperplate was widely used in the eighteenth century but is still valued today. Its elegance and beauty make it a very suitable writing style for a variety of purposes; simple quotations, personal greetings in cards, invitations, place cards, etc.

A number of small projects will be completed throughout the course that will cover aspects of design, colour and layout.

The class is suitable for beginners or those wishing to refine the subtleties of this beautiful letter form.

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

Spiral: A Group for Seniors to Socialise and Stay in Touch meet at 10am each Thursday morning at the St James Uniting Church in Curtin.

9 April – The musical Bryan Butler returns with selections from his broad repertoire.

16 April – Ann Moyal, one of Australia’s leading historians talks about her second autobiographical volume ‘A Woman of Influence’, Ann reflects on the achievements of her later life in which she has “continued to spend my ageing life with passion, involvement and intensity”.

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.

The Woden Seniors House Committee

The House Committee is a small group of volunteer members that take an active interest in ensuring that the Club premises are well maintained, tidy and attractive. Activities range from adding decorative touches through to replenishing the milk, tea and coffee supplies in the Clubrooms.

As you know the Club relies heavily on volunteers to function as we do and a small contribution of your time can be very rewarding. If you are interested in joining this group please let Polly know.