Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 16/8/2013

News Update
MAXIMISING YOUR INCOME – An information session for women over 60
The ACT Women’s Information and Referral Centre is offering a financial information session for women over 60 years of age to provide practical skills in controlling money with flexibility.
We all know it is not how much money we receive or earn, but it is what we do with our money that counts. This is a practical session that involves personalised activities enabling attendees to feel less stressed and spend less.
Session topics will cover:
* Goal setting
* The use of a flexible and easy budgeting tool
* Basic wealth check up
Attendees are requested to consider their weekly budget prior to attending.
DATE:        Thursday 29 August 2013
TIME:                10.15 for a 10.30am start – 1.00pm
VENUE:      Tuggeranong Library
                        175 Cowlishaw St, Greenway
COST:       Free – Bookings are essential 
For more information and to obtain a registration form, please contact Flor on 6205 1076 or by email to wirc@act.gov.au
Adult Learners’ Week 2013 – 1 – 8 September
Adult Learners Week encourages all Australians to celebrate their learning journey, whether it’s online, face to face or shoulder to shoulder, there is a course, class or learning environment that suits your age and your learning style.  There are many learning opportunities in your community.
10 things you can do
1. Borrow a book from the library.
2. Pick up a brochure from your Neighborhood House.
3. Book in for a skills assessment at TAFE.
4. Go to a university open day.
5. Join a Men’s Shed.
6. Find a free online course.
7. Call the Reading Writing Hotline (1300 655 506).
8. Start a foreign language course.
9. Find a mentor at work.
10. Join a community group.
Visit: adaultlearnersweek.org
Bunnings Sausage Sizzle – 11 August 2013
A very big thank-you to Nola Nagle and her family, assisted by Margaret Kennedy, Gemma and Ross Willcox and Geoff Crossley, for running the sausage sizzle at Bunnings last week-end.  The sausage sizzle cleared over $1,100 dollars for the Club.  Another big thank-you to the Club’s Bridge players who cooked cakes and made jams for sale, raising an additional $400. 
Friday Talk
Mobile Phones again! By special request, for, those who couldn’t make last Thursday (and possibly even those who did) Grahame will be talking about mobile phones and tablets (particularly Android versions) next Friday 23 Aug from 10 – 12. The talk is aimed at those who want to know what smart phones can do and how to use them. NO prior knowledge is needed, but if you have one bring it. Not everyone needs a smart phone but you should at least know what on earth all those people are doing staring at their phones all the time.
Tip for the Week
The most interesting program on the radio is Margaret Throsby’s interview on ABC Classic FM (frequency 102.3 in Canberra) at midday each week day. If you can’t catch it at midday you can hear it on the ABC’s web site, or even download it as a podcast to your computer or mobile phone!