Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 21/11/2014

Christmas Luncheon Party- Monday, 8 December 2014

Woden Seniors Christmas Luncheon Party will be held on Monday 8 December 2014, starting at 12.30 pm.  This year lunch will be provided the Olive Restaurant, Southlands, Mawson.  Yummy dips & homemade bread, tasty Turkey breast roll and roasted vegetables for main course, traditional Christmas Pudding or fruit salad for desert plus wine.  We will be entertained by the Canberra Chordsmen.  The cost is $45 per person for members and their friends.  Unfortunately our patron, Lady Cosgrove will not now be able to join us due to an engagement with the Governor General.

The Canberra Chordsmen

The Canberra Chordsmen is Canberra’s premier male a cappella and barbershop harmony chorus.  They recently received silver medals for their chorus and two quartets in the Eastern Region barbershop contest.  Their vision is to enrich the lives of people in the Australian Capital Territory through the benefits of close-harmony a cappella singing and they look forward to entertaining you at the Christmas Luncheon Party with a medley of songs and carols.

Christmas Closing Times

The Club will be closed for the Christmas period from Friday 19 December 2014, re-opening on Monday 12 January 2015.

Justice of the Peace

You will find Maureen in the Anne Murray room on Tuesdays between 10.30am and 1pm for Justice of the Peace matters.  Please note the change of time.

The Big Book Fair in 2015

Yes it will be on again in 2015, Margaret Bourke is keen, all she needs now are books and helpers.  Margaret 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.

GI Cancer Institute – Engage Community Forum: 25 November 2014
Following the success of the free Engage Community Forums held last year, the GI Cancer Institute is proud to announce its Canberra Forum on the 25th of November, at the Canberra Rex hotel.
The Community Forum is to raise awareness about Gastro-Intestinal (GI) cancer.  The community, in particular the elderly would benefit highly from these forums, as GI cancers commonly affect those over 50 years old.
Engage will offer:
·        Easy-to-understand information about GI cancer prevention

·        Advice and information from clinicians and survivors who understand the challenges of GI cancer

·        Information about the latest developments in cutting edge research

·        Information about the benefits of clinical trials and how to access them

·        A chance to learn about support resources at the info expo after the presentations

Despite the fact that 1 in 10 people are diagnosed with GI cancer in Australia, there are very few occasions when those affected can come together and share their experiences and stories of hope in a non-clinical setting.
Survivors, patients and carers or anyone interested in learning about GI cancers can register to attend the FREE event at http://www.gicancer.org.au/register or by calling 1300 666 769.
When:      Tuesday 25th November 2014
Time:        6.30pm – 9.00pm
Location: Canberra Rex Hotel, 150 Northbourne Aveue, Braddon, ACT

Men’s Business Revealed – Wednesday, 26 November 2014

On the Wednesday 26 November 2014 a free men’s health seminar is being presented by local Urological Surgeon Dr Hodo Haxhimolla held in The Helllenic Club of Canberra, 13 Moore St, Woden.

The subject being covered consists of prostate cancer and the effective treatment for male urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction.

The men’s health seminar is FREE and open to the public.  Bookings are encouraged, please call 1800 642 369 to reserve your seat or email amsaustralia@ammd.com.