Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 1/4/2021

Exercise Classes

Gentle Exercise Class – Tuesdays 9.30 – 10.30 am

Ever Active Class – Wednesdays 8.30 – 9.30 am

Seated Exercise – Mondays – 12.00 – 1.30 pm

Tai Chi – Thursdays 2.00 – 3.15 pm

Wine boxes for the Book Fair

Thanks to those who have already brought in wine boxes for packing books. We especially like the larger six-bottle size boxes. Just leave them in the book sorting area in the veranda.

Please keep them coming in!


Tuesday Bridge and Saturday Bridge have resumed. Tuesday at 10.00 am & Saturday at 1.00 pm. Both days are in Hall 2.


The Advance Care Planning Program, Canberra Health Services, is offering an information session on Advance Care Planning at Woden Seniors Club on

Thursday 22 April at 1:00 pm to 2:30pm in the Anne Murray Room.

Advance Care Planning (ACP) gives you the opportunity to think about, discuss, record and share your preferences for health care in advance if you ever become unable to express them for yourself.

This will help doctors and family members to be aware of your preferences in order to make treatment decisions.

ACP also involves legally nominating who would make decisions about your medical treatment on your behalf, if you ever lose capacity to make decisions for your yourself. (Enduring Power of Attorney)

The session will provide information, question and answer session as well as assistance to complete documents.

To ensure everyone has a chance to ask questions and understand what Advance Care Planning means for you, the session is limited to 15 participants. Please contact Polly at the Club, tel. 6282 2573 or email to admin to book a place.

If there are more people interested than can be accommodated on Thursday 22nd April, the Program Team are willing to schedule further sessions for us, and on other than Thursdays if that is preferred.



Friday 9 April and Wednesday 14 April

COTA ACT is offering free help to seniors with IT issues, QR codes and emails.
Hughes Community Centre, 2 Wisdom St Hughes

Friday 9 April
10am Check-in CBR session
11am Getting started with Gmail

Wednesday 14 April
10am Getting started with Gmail
11am Check-in CBR session

In addition, mentors will be on hand to help with;

  • all the steps to get online, including accessing Wi-Fi or mobile data,
  • accessing google play or apple app store accounts
  • loading email on phones

Participants can also access our free, individual, regular IT help sessions on Wednesday and Friday mornings at the Hughes centre for any other or ongoing issue.

These sessions are free and numbers are small, so please book your spot by phoning COTA ACT on 6282 3777.

Free digital help for Seniors

COTA ACT offers free one-on-one teaching sessions to help seniors get connected online and to learn more about their phone or other device such as a laptop or tablet.

So if you would like support to use a new smartphone, to use the Check in CBR app, to access emails, to search the Internet, or to try video chat with distant friends or family COTA ACT can help you.

Sessions currently take place on Wednesday and Friday mornings at the Hughes Community Centre and can be booked by phoning 6282 3777.

COTA ACT community art and photographic competition

Check In CBR App

The ACT Government has mandated that the Check In CBR App be used by all venues from 6 March 2021. This means that members entering the Club must use the Check In CBR App.

The ‘Check In CBR’ app is a contactless, secure and convenient way for members to sign into the Woden Seniors Club.

The app helps protect the community by assisting with faster contact tracing. The app enables individuals to check-in to venues and have this data stored securely with ACT Health in the event contact tracing is needed due to a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the community.

Use of the app will help the ACT Health contact tracing team quickly identify and assist anyone who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

During the COVID-19 public health emergency non-essential businesses and undertakings are required by law to ask for the first name and phone number of people who attend their venue. Use of this app enables businesses to comply with these laws.

Download the App

5 step process to download and use the app:

(Internet connection and compatible phone or tablet device required)

  1. Download the Check In CBR App from Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
  2. Register your details (required for the first time only).
  3. At participating venues, open the app, select ‘Check In Now’ and hover your smartphone over the displayed QR code.
  4. Add in any additional people – those who are with you without their own device or app.
  5. When the check-in is complete, show venue staff the app successful check in screen.