Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 18/4/2017

Round Dancing Beginners

A class for new Round Dancing will begin on Friday 28 April. A session of one and half hours will commence at 5.30 pm. Round Dancing is a couples activity, a form of ballroom dancing including all the usual rhythms (Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Rumba, Tango, Cha Cha and many more). Cost for the session will be $7 per person.

Social Ballroom Dancing- New Time Table

Social Ballroom Dancing is on every Tuesday afternoons from 2.00 – 3.30 pm in Hall 2.

2017 Big Book Fair, 11 – 13 August 2017

We are desperately seeking helpers to sort, clean and pack the wonderful donations of books, games (especially old board games), DVDs, vinyl records, CDs, postcards, and jigsaw puzzles for our 2017 Big Book Fair.

  • One of the team will be in the Veranda from 10 am to 12 noon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday to show new volunteers what to do.
  • It is a very easy task and involves cleaning and sorting the books. There are detailed guidelines available on what to do.
  • If you would prefer another time we will arrange a mutual time that suits you and one of the team to be there to show new volunteers what to do.

FREE transport to and from the ANZAC Day Dawn ceremonies on Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Transport Canberra, together with the Australian War Memorial, will be providing FREE transport to and from the ANZAC Day Dawn ceremonies on Tuesday, 25 April 2017.

Pre-registering provides passengers with peace of mind knowing that their bus travel to either the Dawn Service or the National Ceremony is arranged. It also ensures Transport Canberra buses are available for our passengers where and when they’re needed.

To register, passengers will need to choose the location they wish to board the bus from and how many passengers are in their party.

With parking at the venue limited, taking a bus to these events or combining driving and bus travel are convenient ways to ensure those wanting to pay their respects can attend the special commemorations.

For information including departure locations, times and registration please visit www.transport.act.gov.au or call our Customer Service Team on 13 17 10.


Spiral is a group of senior citizens (60+ to 90+) that meets each Thursday morning, they are non-denominational with people from varied backgrounds, occupations and origins. The Spiral Photo Album gives a good sense of who they are and what they do. There are no fees but a $1 contribution to costs is requested. Spiral is seeking new members, helpers and guest speakers. You are not obliged to come every week and you can come for the talk and/or the morning tea. Any questions or suggestions please contact me or one of the other people on the list below.

Location: The Uniting Church in Gillies Street, Curtin.

When: Thursday morning.

Time: Speakers will commence at 10.10 and most will join us for the morning tea that will follow.

April 20 Nipuni Wijewickrema

Nip runs GG’s Flowers, a floristry business that creates employment opportunities for people with special needs. Nip established GG’s Flowers for her sister, Gayana who has Down syndrome. Gayana will join us to share her message of inclusion. Nip is also a volunteer counsellor with Lifeline and assists with various community initiatives especially in the social enterprise space.

April 27 Marg Peachey

ACT finalist in the Local Hero section of this year’s Australian of the Year awards joins us to talk about her 25+ years in wildlife rehabilitation and education, and the role of volunteers.

May 4 (and August 3) The Heartbeats

Are you one of the people who has been asking me when The Heartbeats are performing for us this year? Fun, laughter and familiar songs from the boys accompanied, as always, by the lovely Margaret on piano. Here are their dates. Note: when The Heartbeats play for us we will have morning tea first and they will perform from 11.00.

May 11 Diane Wright: Travelling to Antarctica.

Antarctica has been described as the world’s last great wilderness. It is the coldest, highest, loneliest place on Earth. Last year Diane travelled there and she will share her experience with us.

Spiral contacts.

Brett Yeats – phone 6281 7684 or email address is yeatsb

Mavis Angove – 0438 460 813 or 6292 1437 or mavisangove

Sara York – 0419 587 578 or sarawyork

Sue Driscoll – 0418 697 240 or suedrisc

Angelika Dunker – 6281 4023 or angelika.dunker

Betty Yeats – 6281 5679

Justice of the Peace

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