Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 21/6/2013

News Update

Information Session

The next information session will be on July 5 in Hall 2 from 10.00am to 12noon. This free information session will include:

• a presentation from one of our members, Ms Maureen Hoyland about living at Bellerive retirement village in Lyons
• ACAT talking about the assessment process for home care or nursing home care, and
• Woden Community Services will talk about the services they provide to older Australians.

A light lunch of soup and bread will be available for $5.00 at 12noon.

Cognitively Stimulating Activities

If you are looking for a cognitively stimulating activity to add to your healthy ageing regime, why not try playing Bridge. There are 3 Bridge sessions each week in the Club that cater for all skill levels. And Margaret Kennedy provides regular lessons on how to play Bridge.

Perhaps playing Solo or Mahjong appeals, both are played in the club each week in a very relaxed social setting in the Anne Murray Room.

Membership Renewals

It is coming to that time of the year when many memberships are due for renewal; please ensure your membership is up to date.

Non-Club Activities of Interest to Members

Cyber Safety Forum
On Tuesday 2 July, Ms Gai Brodtmann MP, is hosting ‘Surf between the Flags’ – a free Cyber Safety Forum for older Australians.

DATE: Tuesday 2 July
TIME: 11:00am – 12.30pm
VENUE: The Private Dining Room, Canberra Southern Cross Club, Corinna Street, Woden

The forum will help keep you safe online, and will be beneficial for anyone concerned about their own online safety, or that of their family and friends.
The presenter is Alastair MacGibbon, Director of the Centre for Internet Safety at the University of Canberra. Alastair is an internationally respected authority on cybercrime and internet safety and security.

Topics covered in the forum include:
• setting passwords
• securing online accounts
• buying, selling and paying safely online
• deflecting scams
• safe social networking

There will also be a question and answer session where you can ask about anything of concern to you.
Places are limited so RSVPs are essential. To reserve a place at the forum please contact Ms Brodtmann’s office on 6293 1344 or email julie.burns@aph.gov.au.