Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 1/7/2016


Calligraphy class will restart on Tuesday 12 July from 1.30 – 3.30 pm. New participants are welcome.

The 3rd Big Book Fair: Friday 12 – Sunday 14 August 2016

The Third BIG Book Fair is now only two months away and it is time to start letting friends, family and community organisations know about it.

Members can help get the word out by:

· Picking up some Book Fair bookmarks from the front counter and handing them out to people you know;

· Posting the information on your Facebook page if you have one;

· Providing the information to groups you belong to for inclusion in their newsletters.

The dates and times are

Friday 12 August 11 am to 6 pm

Saturday 13 August 10 am to 4 pm

Sunday 14 August 10 am to 4 pm.

For more information check out the Woden Seniors website www.wodenseniors.org.au

Save the Date! Member Concert – 2pm Sunday 18 September

The Club will be holding a concert featuring members from various activities within the Club at 2pm on Sunday 18 September.

Members will be our star performers plus a couple of other small groups that regularly practice in the Club, the Chordsmen and a Brindabella Orchestra quartet.

Admission is free but guests may like to make a gold coin donation.

We will provide more information closer to the event.

SENIORS – Need free private and confidential information and advice on;

· Legal Issues & information

· Scams and fraud

· Advance care planning – if something happens & you are not able to make your own medical decisions

· Concern for a vulnerable elderly person

· Crime

· Property security

· Abuse

· Family conflict

· Undue pressure to give money

· Being safe in your own home

FREE private and confidential advice appointments available every month.

Call COTA ACT for an appointment 6282 3777 or email contact

COTA ACT in Hughes, Community Centre Wisdom.

Spiral Program – 2016


Spiral is now in its 47th year of supporting/ entertaining some of Canberra’s senior citizens. Our ‘members’ range between about 60 and 95. We meet at the St. James Uniting Church in Curtin each Thursday from 10.00 am till midday. Some people get themselves there but we can sometimes offer a pick up (and deliver) service to people in inner south Canberra.

The Spiral Photo Album gives a good sense of who we are and what we do – true to the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words.

We offer morning tea/ coffee with homemade cakes/ biscuits/ sandwiches followed by some form of entertainment. Usually this is a guest speaker, sometimes a musical performance and occasionally we go for a picnic or a bus trip. The Church generously supports us by providing the hall at a nominal rental. We have no fees but we do charge 50 cents contribution to costs. We are non-denominational and we welcome people from a varied background of occupations and origins.

Location and time. The Uniting Church is the cream coloured hall opposite the Curtin shops (the other side of the pedestrian crossing). It is best approached from the car park off Gillies Street. We arrive at 10.00. Morning tea is served between 10.10 and 10.45. While the washing up is done we remove tables and reconfigure the venue for the guest speaker who starts at about 11.00. Our aim is to be finished by midday.

For more information contact Brett Yeats (committee member) on Phone: 02 6281 7684 or at yeatsb.

2016 Program

July 14 His Excellency Noel White

Mr White, the Ambassador of Ireland, took up his posting in January 2012. He will tell you about his illustrious and wide-ranging career, his work and experiences representing Ireland in that always delightful Irish brogue. A charming man with a lovely sense of humour.

Justice of the Peace

You will find Maureen in Club on Tuesdays & Thursdays between 10.30am and 2pm for Justice of the Peace matters.