Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 21/8/2015


The Second BIG Book Fair was a huge success, raising over $16,000. In addition to raising funds, the Fair provided a point of social cohesion within the Club where members gave generously of their time and energy.

A huge thank you to Margaret Bourke, the driving force behind the Book Fair who would like to thank the following people:

Paul McGlew for his considerable support throughout the year, not to mention the heavy lifting!

Judy Henderson for an amazing effort with the publicity;

Chris Sheen and all the volunteers who worked so hard for 10 months to clean, sort and price the books;

Anne Murray for organising the weekend helpers;

Jennifer Pratten and the craft group for making and organising the jewelry display and raffle;

Lutana McLeod for organising the cake stall and her daughter Alex for the poster design;

Mollie B for story telling on Saturday;

Polly for her ever-cheerful help;

My family, Sarah, Rohan, Pat, Richard Cumpston and Tim B;

Luton and Ray White real estate for supplying posters and road signs;

Rotary, Canberra Seniors and Canberra Bridge Club for lending tables;

All the weekend helpers and that includes setting up and dismantling too;

Not to mention all those generous people who donated books and the customers who came and bought them.

The Magic Tin Party

You are invited to celebrate and thank Elizabeth Halfnights for her many years of teaching Tai Chi in the Club and to wish her well in retirement.

When: 1pm to 4pm, Thursday 27 August 2015

Where: Woden Seniors Club

What: An opportunity to share memories, spend time with Elizabeth, enjoy a (short) Tai Chi session, and to eat, drink and be merry.

It’s the Magic Tin Party because it is the final opportunity to make a contribution to the Magic Tin, an Elizabeth initiative which has been dear to her heart for many years and which has provided some much needed financial support to a range of charitable organisations and projects.

Elizabeth is of course adamant that she doesn’t want a gift, so we ask that those attending bring a donation to give the Magic Tin a mighty send off.

Please RSVP to Sue 0412 044 449 or Jenny 0419 497 218

Spiral Program Update

Spiral meet at 10am to mid day each Thursday morning for a cuppa and a talk at St James Uniting Church, Curtin.

27 August The Heartbeats

Return of the always popular David, Jim, Robin and Margaret at the piano with a wide range of fun music and song.

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

Concert for MyHome in Canberra – 2.30pm Sat 29 August 2015

A fund raising concert is being held to build a safe, supportive and caring home for people with mental illness. The concert features: Louise Page, Shiny Bum Singers, U3A Warrani Chorale and Canberra Mandolin Orchestra. Genevieve Jacobs, 666 ABC Radio Canberra will MC the event.

When: 2.30pm to 5pm, Saturday 29 August 2015

Where: Holy Trinity School Hall

Theodore St., Curtin

Cost: $25

Tickets are available via the Woden Rotary Club website: www.wodenrotary.org.au

Refreshments provided, and donations are tax deductible.

Covenant Care in Canberra

Covenant Care aims to provide a service to people with a life limiting illness who are living at home, usually with the support of a spouse, partner or carer. Our focus is on care for our clients and on providing support for carers.

Covenant Care offers A Day With A Difference for people who have a life limiting illness and are living in their own home. It provides activities and entertainment by a skilled team in a warm and friendly environment. While clients are with us for the day their carer can have a break or catch up with personal or other business.

Covenant Care service is held at Jamison each Monday and at Curtin each Friday. Both centres are staffed by experienced palliative care nurses and strong teams of trained volunteers.

Our Day With A Difference is provided free of any charge thanks to ACT Health, the Southern Cross Club, the host parishes and the teams of volunteers and Palliative Care ACT. It is open to clients of any religion and to those with no religion.

Prospective clients, family members, carers and others can enquire about Covenant Care by phoning Natalie (Northside) on 0421 240 286 or Colleen (Southside) on 0422 036 401.

You can find more information here: http://www.pallcareact.org.au/index.php/services/covenant-care-day-hospice

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.