Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 23/5/2014

Gentle Exercise

Tuesday 10-11 am and Wednesday 8.30 -9.30 am each week.

 Advance Care Planning

The ACT Government is running Community Education sessions about Advance Care Planning.  These education sessions will cover:

What is Advance Care Planning?

Having the Conversation with family and friends

Completing the Enduring Power of Attorney and Advance Care Plan documents.

Feed-back from Members attending an earlier session is that it is well worth it.

Time: 10:30 – 12:30pm

Wednesday 28 May 2014: Griffith Neighbourhood Centre, Stuart St. Griffith, (adjacent to Griffith shops).

 A light morning tea will be provided.  RSVP is not required but would be helpful for catering purposes.  RSVP: rpc@act.gov.au or phone 02 6244 3344.

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.

Musical Theatre Memories

Hear songs from your favourite musicals with the U3A Warrani Chorale featured soloists.

The U3A Warrani Chorale are a group of senior women who enjoy singing in four part harmony with a variety of songs from ballads to light classical.    They are presenting a concert of well-known songs from the musicals – West Side Story, The Merry Widow, Les Miserables, Chess and Sound of Music.

What:        Warrani Chorale – Musical Theatre Memories
When:       Wednesday 18 June 2014 from 10.30 am to 12 Noon
Where:      Weston Creek Uniting Church
               16 Parkinson St, Weston Creek
Cost:         Admission by gold coin donation

                Light refreshment included!

 Silver Screen Film Festival

The ‘Silver Screenings’ Film Program will run on Friday afternoons, from 2pm, commencing on 6 June 2014 through to early October 2014, at the Arc Cinema of the National Film and Sound Archive, Ellery Circuit in Acton.

Silver Screenings aims to provide a quality cinema experience for mature audiences, within a fully accessible cinema at an affordable price – just $6 per person.

Many of the films selected for the Silver Screenings Film Program are recent cinema releases that have received critical acclaim and considerable box office success.

Information on film screening dates, timings and film information is available on the Arc Cinema website at http://nfsa.gov.au/calendar or by contacting the Arc Cinema booking office on 6248 2000.

Book Fair – Friday 8 to Sunday 10 August 2014

Why are we doing this!  I hear you ask.  To raise money to pay for refurbishing Hall 1 – repair and painting, new PA system to meet new legislative requirements and possibly installing a hearing loop.

But also, because it is a good idea.  I don’t know about you, but until recently I have tended to hold onto novels that I’ve read, whereas really, the best place for a book you have finished reading is in someone else’s hands.

 So why not let Margaret and her Monday morning helpers sensitively triage your books through to other readers.  We will also be selling cakes, jams and other goodies and offering morning and afternoon tea.  We might also have a bit of singing.

 Thank you to all those that have already dropped books off at the Club.