Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 18/11/2016

Christmas Luncheon Party – 12.30pm Monday 5 December

The Christmas Luncheon Party is on Monday 5 December 2016, at 12.30pm. Catering is by the Olive restaurant and will include dips with home made bread, yummy turkey rolls and roasted vegetables, Christmas pudding or fruit salad and wine.

We will have a special singer, Tony Haley, who will serenade us with Elvis Presley, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra songs. Tony’s current passion is giving great songs a new lease of life with his own interpretation and feel.

Cost is $50 per person, please book and pay at the front counter by 28 November 2016 and let Polly know if you want to be seated with anyone in particular.

Canberra Seniors Club celebrates 50 years – 4pm, 3 December

The Canberra Seniors Club is celebrating their 50th anniversary on Saturday 3 December 2016, 4pm to 7pm in The Speedwell Room, The Dickson Tradies. Cocktail food and drinks will be served. R.S.V.P essential by 21 November on 6248 9509.

Defibrillator – How to use it

The Club has purchased a defibrillator that will be installed in the Foyer. St John Ambulance is offering training on how to use it for up to 10 people. If you are interested in learning how to use it and willing to in an emergency, please let Polly know.

National Shingles Vaccination Program

The Hon Susan Ley, Federal Minister for Health, recently launched the National Shingles Vaccination Program in our Club with the gentle exercise group. The Program provides free vaccine against Shingles for 70 year olds and a 5 year catch up program for those aged 71 – 79. The aim of the Program is to reduce the incidence of Shingles and its associated sequelae. Speak to your regular physician if you are interested in participating in the Program.

Bridge Beginner Lessons

The Club will be offering Bridge lessons for new players in the New Year commencing on Monday 30 January 2017, 1.30 – 3.30 pm. If you are interested please let Polly know, 6282 2573.

Club Closing Times for the Festive Season

The Club will close at 4pm on Wednesday 21 December 2016 and reopen on Monday 16 January 2017. Activity groups can continue to use the Club through this period by arrangement with the front office.

2017 Big Book Fair, 11 – 13 August 2017

We are seeking donations of books, games, DVDs, vinyl, CDs, postcards, and jigsaw puzzles for our 2017 Big Book Fair.

Spiral program

Spiral is a group of senior citizens (60+ to 90+) which meets at the St. James Uniting Church in Curtin each Thursday from 10.00 am till midday.

November 24 “How many people died making your tea cup?”

Alice Bedlington will surprise you with the amazing history of pottery. Morning tea in the second half.

December 1 Bus trip to the Embassy of Turkey.

The Turkish Embassy will host a morning tea in their meeting hall. The Deputy Head of Mission Mrs Gulseren Celik will talk to us show us images of her country. Afterwards their staff will serve us with tea and coffee and food. Will there be baklava? I don’t know. The Flexible Bus Service will be at Curtin at around 9.45 to take us to Yarralumla and we aim to be back in Curtin at around noon.

December 8 Picnic

Our last picnic of the year, again at our usual spot down by the lake near the end of Hopetoun Circuit in Yarralumla.

December 15 Christmas lunch.

We will meet at 12.00 for a pre-lunch drink before turkey and ham and salad and plum pudding and fruit salad. How many will we have this year?

Then we will break until February.

For more information please contact Gwenyth George on 6286 5004, Sue Murray on 6281 6974 or Sue Driscoll on 0418 697 240 or at suedrisc@hotmail.com. I’m still at yeatsb@iinet.net.au.

Please share this information and remember you can come to as many or as few events as you please.

Justice of the Peace

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