Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 23/10/2020

Access to the Club

The usual access point to the Club has been moved to the northern part of Corinna Street. Transport Canberra have upgraded the access point with bitumen to cross both gutters. Transport Canberra neglected to let us know that the road adjacent to the Club was being upgraded. When it became clear to them that we needed access to the Club they agreed to put in the temporary access point. The road will be closed for about 9 weeks.

For those having problems finding their way into the Club, via the temporary entrance due to road closures in Corinna street, here is a mud map that may or may not help.

Basically if heading from Hindmarsh down Melrose turn right at the lights into Corinna Street, (or left if coming from Launceston street) Go down the divided Road of Corinna Street till you reach the T intersection into Furzer Street.

Turn into Furzer then directly back into the other side of the divided Road of Corinna Street. The normal way is blocked off, but there is a temporary entrance on your left not far past the closed off road. There are some orange cones to mark the entrance and some fencing. There is a bit of a bump and it is easier if you then turn left into the old exit road from the club and this will bring you up to the normal driveway into the club. When you leave the club, just go out the normal exit, but follow the temporary entrance/exit onto Corinna Street. You will have to turn left onto Corinna Street to reach Mellrose.

Hope this helps,


All Bridge classes will be resumed from 3rd November 2020

Tuesday 10.00 am – 12.45 pm

Thursday 1.15 pm – 4.15 pm

Saturday 1.00 pm – 4.30 pm

Mahjong & Scrabble

Two more activites have resumed,

Mahjong – Wednesday 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm

Scrabble – Monday 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

New members and beginners are welcome.

Check In CBR App

The Check In CBR app is a contactless, secure and convenient way for members to sign into the Woden Seniors Club.

The app helps protect the community by assisting with faster contact tracing. The app enables individuals to check-in to venues and have this data stored securely with ACT Health in the event contact tracing is needed due to a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the community.

Use of the app will help the ACT Health contact tracing team quickly identify and assist anyone who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

During the COVID-19 public health emergency non-essential businesses and undertakings are required by law to ask for the first name and phone number of people who attend their venue. Use of this app enables businesses to comply with these laws.

Download the App

5 step process to download and use the app:

(Internet connection and compatible phone or tablet device required)

  1. Download the Check In CBR App from Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
  2. Register your details (required for the first time only).
  3. At participating venues, open the app, select ‘Check In Now’ and hover your smartphone over the displayed QR code.
  4. Add in any additional people – those who are with you without their own device or app.
  5. When the check-in is complete, show venue staff the app successful check in screen.

Free one-on-one digital learning sessions for seniors

Woden Seniors is no longer offering iPad or computer classes, however the Council on the Ageing (COTA) ACT has recently received funding to fill this gap.

The ACT Government has funded COTA ACT to offer free one-on-one digital learning sessions to seniors. The Seniors Pop-up Technology Hub will be a place where seniors can come and ask questions in a relaxed way and learn about how to get online and become confident with using new technology. The learning sessions are designed to assist seniors with staying in touch with their community, family and friends, such as through email, social media, and video calls eg Zoom or Facetime, and be a resource for finding information online.

If you would like to know more about the free computer literacy workshops run by COTA ACT, call the COTA ACT office on 6282 3777 or email Events

Please Do Not Enter the Club if:

  • You are feeling unwell and developing cold or flu like symptoms (including fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath); or
  • You have been in close contact with someone with these symptoms or is a confirmed COVID-19 case; or
  • You or someone you have been in close contact with has recently returned from interstate or overseas.