Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 1/9/2017

Annual General Meeting

The Woden Seniors Club 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held in Hall 1, at 12 noon on Monday 18 September 2017. A light lunch of sandwiches, cakes and tea/coffee will be provided after the meeting. Please come along to the meeting.

Upcoming Club Events

The following is a list of social events planned for the Club:

22 October 2017 – Celebration of the Club’s 45th Anniversary with our Seniors Concert which was so popular last year

7 November 2017 – Melbourne Cup PARTY!!

10 November 2017 – Ms Estelle Muspratt will talk on War Graves, etc, at 10.00-12.00 in the Anne Murray Room. This will be followed by a break for coffee/tea and cake, then there will be time for questions.

December – Christmas Celebration.


A Scrabble group meets on Tuesday afternoons from 2.00 – 4.00 pm in the Anne Murray Room. Drop in if you feel like a game.

Woden Seniors Book Club

The Woden Seniors Book Club meets in the Anne Murray Room at 10:30am on the last Friday of the month, the next meeting due on Friday 29 September will discuss ‘Owls Do Cry’ by Janet Frame. Newcomers always welcome.

Friday 29 September: Owls Do Cry by Janet Frame;

Friday 27 October: The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do;

Friday 24 November: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

And there will be lunch of the group in December.

My Aged Care Information Day

Presented by Ms. Wendy Bateman, Manager, RSL Aged and Health Support Victoria. Personnel from MyAgedCare, ACT COTA, OPAN & DVA will also be in attendance.

When: 2 – 4pm, Tuesday 5th September 2017,

Where: Hughes Community Centre, Wisdom Street, Hughes (next to the Hughes Shops)

RSVP to: president or ring Pat McCabe on 02 6291 9185 or 0417 291 546.

This presentation is supported by ACT KOC Members, ACT COTA, Belconnen Support Centre and Woden Valley Support Centre.

Afternoon tea will be provided by ACT COTA.

Dementia Research Opportunity!!

Do you experience memory problems? Do you want help to live a more active and healthy lifestyle?

The Centre of Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing (CRAHW) at the Australian National University is trialling a new program targeting people who experience cognitive problems in day-to-day life (e.g. problems with memory or concentration etc.) This program will provide knowledge on ageing, memory problems and dementia, and the importance of exercise, diet and keeping your mind active to decrease dementia risk.

We are seeking adults aged 65+ who:

-Experience memory problems in day-to-day life
-Are not participating in an ongoing lifestyle change programs

-Have internet access and computer at home and fluent English language skills

-Without a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia

-Without major mental or physical problems which would prevent you from taking part in a lifestyle change program

-Prepared to make lifestyle changes to improve your health

If you would like more information or would like to take part in the research, please email: bblmci or call Mitchell McMaster on (02) 6125 6351.


Spiral is a group of senior citizens (60+ to 90+) that meet 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.

September 7 Andy Millar Lost At Sea: Found At Fukushima

On a calm, tropical afternoon in the South Atlantic Ocean in April 1942, a British tramp steamer was shelled, torpedoed and sunk by a German raider. One of the survivors rescued by the Germans and interned on a succession of prison ships, before being handed over to the Japanese was Second Mate David Millar. Badly wounded, David spent the rest of the war as a POW in a camp at Fukushima, north of Tokyo. Come and meet David’s son Andy, the author of this gripping and amazing story.

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

Justice of the Peace

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