Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 17/12/2021

With our last newsletter for 2021 I would like to wish all our members and their families a safe, peaceful and happy Christmas.

Firstly I offer some advice on how to deal with Christmas stress…….

and of course,

The past week has seen a number of get togethers either here at the Club or at nearby venues as our various activity groups celebrate the season. It was so good to see that people were enjoying the opportunity to share some Christmas fellowship with each other.

Club Closing Times for the Festive Season

The Club will close at 4pm on Friday 17 December 2021 and re-open on Monday 10 January 2022. Activity groups can continue to use the Club through this period by arrangement with the front office.

We’ll be famous

A couple of weeks ago the Club was approached by a firm tasked with putting together a stock photo library for the federal Department of Social Services. They used the Club as a background for a number of ‘scenarios’ featuring some of our members as well as some professional actors. The photos taken remain the property of the Department, but the Club received a welcome location fee of $200.00.


OUR CONTINUING REMINDER…………BIG Book Fair – Save the date

The Book Fair is scheduled for early next year. It will be over three days from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 March 2022. Add these dates to your diary and think about how you can assist. This is the major fund-raiser for the Club and we have been unable to hold it for two years now.

The container and store-room are jam-packed with boxes of high quality books just waiting for enthusiastic customers.

Jenny Gregory


Woden Seniors Inc.

PO Box 345, Woden ACT 2606

Tel: (02) 6282 2573

Email: president



Older Persons Covid-19 Support Line

Some older people are vulnerable to COVID-19 but less connected to the

internet and in need of ways to access information for their circumstances.

The Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line provides information and support.

Older Australians, their families, friends and carers can call 1800 171 866 (FREECALL) if they:

  • would like to talk with someone about he Covid-19 restrictions and its impact on them
  • are feeling lonely or are worried about a loved one
  • are caring for someone and need some information or a listening ear
  • need help or advice about changing the aged care services they are receiving
  • need some help to access new care services or essential supplies such as shopping
  • are living with dementia or are concerned about a friend or family member living with Dementia
  • would like to arrange a one-off or regular wellbeing check

1800 171 866 Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line

8.30 am – 6pm(AEST) Monday to Friday, excluding public holiday.