Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 20/6/2014

Wednesday afternoons from 1.00pm to 3.30pm each week.

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.

 ACT Older Persons Assembly – Multicultural Community Consultations
Members are invited to attend a multicultural community consultation forum to help shape the second ACT Older Persons Assembly to be held on 1 October 2014. The theme of this year’s Assembly is ‘Canberra Age-friendly City’.  Three key areas of focus will be:

1. What is an age-friendly city?

2. How can we help people to age within a healthy lifestyle?

3. How can we encourage and support greater social inclusion for older ACT residents?

Mon 23 June 2014, 10.30am to 12.30pm (Multicultural community forum) – Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre, North Building, Civic Square, 180 London Circuit, Canberra City

 To RSVP call 6205 0303 during business hours. For more information on the ACT Older Persons Assembly go to www.ageing.act.gov.au.

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.

 Driving, Aging, Safety, Health Study – ANU
Would you like to be involved in a study that aims to develop fairer and safer driving standards for older adults in Australia?

 We are seeking drivers aged 65 or older to participate. We are especially interested in people with mild concerns about their memory.

What is involved?

  • Healthanddrivingquestionnaires
  • Lab-based and on- road driving assessment
  • Keeping an injury diary
  • Follow up phone calls

 Information collected will only be used for research and will not impact on your current driver’s license.

 For information on how to get involved please contact Stephanie Sabadason (02) 6125 1457, or crahw.dash@anu.edu.au.

 This study has been approved by the ANU Human Research Ethics Committee, protocol: 2012/643

 Silver Screen Film Festival
‘Silver Screenings’ films are shown at 2pm on most Friday afternoons from now through to early October 2014, at the Arc Cinema of the National Film and Sound Archive, Ellery Circuit in Acton.  Tickets are $6 for those aged 50+.

The next film in the Program is on 4 July 2014:

 Le Week-End (2013)

Dir: Roger Michell, UK, 93mins, DCP

Grumpy, forcibly retired London academic Nick (Jim Broadbent) and wife Meg (Lindsay Duncan) have popped over the channel for a getaway to the adult playground of Paris.  But a chance run in with Nick’s old colleague Morgan (Jeff Goldblum) just seems to stir up old issues.

More information at www.nfsa.gov.au or on (02) 6248 2000

Hindmarsh Retirement – Bellerive Development

Hindmarsh Retirement provides a substantial donation to the Club each year that assists with funding our activities.  In the past we have circulated a Hindmarsh Retirement brochure to members.  Click here to view a flyer advertising a new Villa within the Bellerive complex in Woden.

Book Fair – Friday 8 to Sunday 10 August 2014
Not long to go now to the Book Fair, we are still looking for more books.

Margaret and her band of Monday morning helpers have been very busy sorting, cleaning and pricing books.
Thank you to all those that have already dropped books off at the Club.