Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 20/3/2015

The Woden Seniors House Committee

The House Committee is a small group of volunteer members that take an active interest in ensuring that the Club premises are well maintained, tidy and attractive. Activities range from adding decorative touches through to replenishing the milk, tea and coffee supplies in the Clubrooms.

As you know the Club relies heavily on volunteers to function as we do and a small contribution of your time can be very rewarding. If you are interested in joining this group please let Polly know.

Seniors Week 2015

I hope you have had an opportunity to take advantage of Seniors Week, there are still a few activities on over the weekend, A Walk in the National Arboretum at 10am on Saturday or you can try Croquet at 1pm on Sunday. More information on these activities and others is available here: COTA Seniors Week Program

Woden Seniors held an Open House from 10am to 2pm each day during Seniors Week to give non-members an opportunity to visit the club premises. The response from the community has been warm and appreciative. Thank you to the members that welcomed visitors, provided information about the club, organized morning and afternoon teas and especially to those that baked.

Young at Heart Film Festival 2015

Young at Heart is Australia’s 10th SENIORS FILM FESTIVAL, a 9-day long showcase for film premieres, beloved classics and social events for seniors, their friends and relatives.

From humble beginnings in 2006, the Festival has grown to become a key event on Sydney’s cultural calendar, and the only film festival in the world catering specifically to film lovers over 60 years of age.

In 2015, the Festival takes place at Palace Cinemas in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. The following movies will be screening over this weekend.

Sat 21st Mar

· 10.00am, The Good Lie

· 12:30pm, X + Y

· 3.00pm, Elsa & Fred

Sun 22nd Mar

· 10.00am, The Way We Were

· 12:30pm, Hip Hop-Eration

· 3.00pm, The Sea

Ticket prices are $7 for seniors and will screen at the Palace Electric, Acton. More information is available here: Palace Electric

Spiral Program through to 30 April

Spiral: A Group for Seniors to Socialise and Stay in Touch meet each Thursday 10.00 am morning at the St James Uniting Church in Curtin.

9 April – The musical Bryan Butler returns with selections from his broad repertoire.

16 April – Ann Moyal, one of Australia’s leading historians talks about her second autobiographical volume ‘A Woman of Influence’, Ann reflects on the achievements of her later life in which she has “continued to spend my ageing life with passion, involvement and intensity”.

23 April – Ron Wells: Ron‘s talk will help you to understand “How to get the best from your GP”. Those of you who Google Ron will see that Ron knows what he is talking about!

30 April – Ms Naela Chohan: Ms Chohan is the High Commissioner for Pakistan. As a seasoned and veteran diplomat, Ms Chohan has assumed a leadership position in eight different Pakistani diplomatic missions on five different continents. She is also an artist and a Women’s Rights advocate. Learn more here.

For more information about the Spiral Program, please contact Gwenyth George on 6286 5004, Sue Murray on 6281 6974 or Brett Yeats on 6281 7684 or at yeatsb.

Justice of the Peace

You will find Maureen in the Anne Murray room on Tuesdays between 10.30am and 2pm for Justice of the Peace matters.

The Big Book Fair in 2015

Margaret Bourke still needs books and helpers. She is usually in the veranda on Monday and Friday mornings cleaning, sorting and pricing books so if you want to drop in for a chat and to lend a hand that would be greatly appreciated.