Woden Seniors Inc

Over 45 years of providing Community Service to the over-50s of Canberra

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Fortnightly News 23/1/2015

Happy New Year and welcome back to the Club in 2015.

New Time for Tuesday Gentle Exercise Class

The Tuesday morning Gentle Exercise class will commence at the earlier time of 9.30am running through to 10.30am. 

Calligraphy

Calligraphy classes recommence on Tuesday 27 January.  New and returning students welcome.

The Big Book Fair in 2015

Margaret Bourke still needs books and helpers. She 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.

And thanks to all the helpers who gave up their time over the holiday period … a special mention for Chris Mackay, Judy Henderson, Carmen Urquhart, Anne Huffam and sci-fi/fantasy expert, Mark Sheen.

 

Goodwin Aged Care Services

Goodwin has Home and Community Care hours for domestic assistance, personal care, social and transport.  Contact Michelle Preston on 6178 7272 or email mpreston@goodwin.org.au if you require assistance.

A Guide to Getting Around in Canberra, for Older Canberra Residents

A Guide to Getting Around Canberra has been put together by COTA to help you find your way around the transport system in Canberra.  In the Guide, you’ll find information about accessing buses, community transport and taxi options as well as suggestions about what to do if you’re faced with giving up your driver license.

You can access the Guide as a word document or a pdf.

If you open the Guide as a word document, you can go to any part of the document you wish by clicking on the hyperlink in the Table of Contents.
If you have any questions, please contact Jane at COTA ACT on 6282 3777 (jthomson@cotaact.org.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.

Support available for seniors as part of SINC Program

CatholicCare has secured Home and Community Care (HACC) funding to provide services as part of the Seniors in Networked Communities (SINC) Program, and are taking referrals from people who meet the following criteria.

This program supports people aged 65 years and over, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and over, who are frail with functional limitations as a result of moderate, severe and profound disabilities.

Support is available in the following areas:
◦ Social Support
◦ Personal Care
◦ Domestic Assistance
◦ Home Maintenance
◦ Case Coordination
◦ Transport

For more information please contact Karen Roberts on 6163 7683 or email at Karen.roberts@catholiccare.cg.org.au