Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 18/7/2014

Monday morning from 10.00 am to 12.00pm each week.

Bridge Lessons
Bridge lessons for beginners are starting in August. No prior experience required. Please contact Margaret Kennedy on 6292 9636.

Hai Song’s Winter Seminar – 9.30 am to Noon Thursday 31 July
Moxibustion is a very popular Traditional Chinese Medicine technique used widely in China for a variety of purposes, including improving circulation, preventing breech birth, and pain relief.  Its’ varied benefits makes it a powerful healing tool for many of the older members of the population.  This technique involves the burning of a type of herb called the mugwort.  The heat penetrates the skin and stimulates the muscles.  Due to the nature of this technique, there will be a small amount of smoke involved, but rest assured it is completely safe and most of the treatments are pain free.

I will also be talking about taking care of yourself during the winter seasons, mainly giving out tips to prevent cold and flu, as well as keeping the body warm and circulation going during this time of the year. A lot of chronic health problems have a tendency to flair up during the colder seasons, so I will be addressing all these issues. 

Details are:   9.30am to Noon
Thursday 31st July
Hall 1, Woden Seniors’ Club

Justice of the Peace
You will find Maureen in the Anne Murray room on Tuesdays between 11.30am and 2pm for Justice of the Peace matters.

Book Fair – Friday 8 to Sunday 10 August 2014
Only 3 weeks to go to the Big Book Fair.  We desperately need help sorting, pricing and packing over the next few weeks, ferrying books back to the club from storage in the week before the Fair and then to help selling and restocking during the Fair.  If you can spare a few hours please let Margaret Bourke or Polly know.

And, we need help spreading the word about the Fair through whatever networks you have available to you.

Thank you to all who have dropped books off at the Club, we cannot accept any more books.

Do you have persistent knee pain or osteoarthritis in your knee?
Do you have access to broadband Internet?
If so, you may be interested in volunteering to take part in an Australian-wide research study.  Researchers from the Physiotherapy Department at the University of Melbourne are now conducting a research study that will compare different treatment options for people over 50 years of age with persistent knee pain to find out which one works best and why. 

For more information please contact Rachel at Rachel.nelligan@unimelb.edu.au.  There are also brochures in the Club.

Goodwin Aged Care Services
Goodwin has Home and Community Care hours for domestic assistance, personal care, social and transport.  Contact Michelle Preston on 6178 7272 or email mpreston@goodwin.org.au if you require assistance.

The Glue That Holds us Together
A Short Film about Palliative Care by Judith Peterson.

This is a story about three men who were ‘saved’ by their Aunt from institutional care, and the different ways these men deal with their grief of her impending death.  After the film, cast and crew will lead a panel discussion and Q & A providing the audience an opportunity to engage on the topic.  Jennifer Nagy, local yoga practitioner will then demonstrate yoga moves specifically aimed at relieving the physical body of emotional pain.

Sunday 26th July 3pm – 5pm
Smith’s Alternative Bookshop Intimate Live Music Venue | Licensed Bar | Café | Bookshop 76 Alinga Street, Canberra City – Melbourne Building (opposite Westpac) Ph: 62547 4459 www.facebook.com/Smiths.AlternativeBookshop Adult price: $10 All funds raised will be directed to Palliative Care ACT.
Booking through: http://www.trybooking.com/84545
Allocated table-seating, licensed bar/café, tapas, light meals, desserts available.  Doors open from 2pm.  Table Booking requests to: smithsalternative@gmail.com clearly stating surname and number of guests.

Not Dead Yet: Therese Ritchie and Chips Mackinolty – A Retrospective
Sat 5 July – Sun 14 September
Satirically titled, Not Dead Yet, the exhibition traces four decades of powerful and persuasive graphic art from the original 1970s ‘hotbed’ of protest art – the Tin Sheds at Sydney University – through to the present day.
A Charles Darwin University Art Collection and Art Gallery Touring Exhibition

Canberra Museum and Gallery is open Monday to Friday, 10am – 5pm, and open weekends from 12noon to 4pm.

Don’t Drive, but want to get out and about?
COTA ACT is now providing a FREE travel assistance service for older people living in Canberra who want to get out and about more but aren’t familiar with the transport options available, are not sure how to get around physical limitations, or lack confidence.

The service is free and can provide a trained, police-checked volunteer who can discuss transport options with you, help you address barriers like confidence or health limitation, and explore what Canberra has to offer seniors.
The volunteer can also travel with you until you’re ready to go on your own. There’s so much to see and do – and COTA can help you get there.

Ring COTA on 6282 3777 to find out more.