Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 24/11/2017

Woden SENIORS CHRISTMAS party is here!

WHEN: drop inany time between11.30am and 2.30pm on Friday 8th December

WHERE:Hall 1 and the Verandah area in the Woden Seniors Club

WHAT:A relaxing time. A chance to meet friends and have a quiet chat while nibbling some food, or celebrate the end of the year with the rest of your Activity group, or meet new friends or even play a game of cards or Scrabble. This is meant to be your time. We haven’t organised anything like carol-singing. Some craft groups have decided to have items like cards and bookmarks to sell.

FOOD: This relaxing event will be catered for with a variety of finger foods and drinks. The cost is $5 and is to be paid at the door on the day. Would you please let Polly know if you are coming so we have an indication of the minimum number we need to cater for.

Club Closing Times for the Festive Season

The Club will close at 4pm on Friday 22 December 2017 and re-open on Monday 15 January 2018. Activity groups can continue to use the Club through this period by arrangement with the front office.

Technology courses in 2018

Since 2004 Woden Seniors has been running regular courses in using computers. For the last ten years we have had a wonderful group of dedicated teachers who have given their time and expertise to run 130 six-week or four-week courses, teaching more than five hundred seniors computer skills. It seems that we have just about taught everyone who wants to learn this. In 2018 we will not run regular courses on using computers but will continue to offer courses on using iPads, as it seems iPads are the devices that are handed down or given to the older generation these days!

We will offer a four-week Beginner’s Course on using the Apple iPad several times in 2018. Details are on the ‘Computer Activities’ noticeboard.

We will also offer short courses every now and then on specific topics for those who have a basic understanding of the iPad but want to improve particular skills e.g. email, photos, using the calendar. These short courses will be advertised in the Fortnightly News.

Woden Seniors Book Club

The Woden Seniors Book Club will meet for lunch to discuss

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. This will be the last

Book club meeting for 2017. Newcomers always welcome.

When: Friday 1st December 2017, 12.00 pm

Where: “Muse” at 69 Canberra Ave, Kingston ACT (opposite the Kingston Hotel). Pay parking under East Hotel.

Please RSVP to Kay by Wednesday 29/11/2017 by phone 6288 1435 or to Polly at the Club 6282 2573.

Supervised Bridge – Mondays 1:30-3:30pm

The last Monday session for Bridge will be 27th November.

Bridge Classes 2018

These classes will commence on Monday 5th February.

Beginners – 1:30 – 3:30

Improvers – 2:00 – 4:00


A Scrabble group meets on Tuesday afternoons from 2.00 – 4.00 pm in the Anne Murray Room. Drop in if you feel like a game.

ACT Waste Management website

This is a very useful website for information on household and recycling collections. It has an amazing A-Z of recycling for how to dispose of anything safely.


Spiral is a group of senior citizens (60+ to 90+) that meet each Thursday morning, they are non-denominational with people from varied backgrounds, occupations and origins. The Spiral Photo Album gives a good sense of who they are and what they do. There are no fees but a $1 contribution to costs is requested. Spiral is seeking new members, helpers and guest speakers. You are not obliged to come every week and you can come for the talk and/or the morning tea. Any questions or suggestions please contact me or one of the other people on the list below.

Location: The Uniting Church in Gillies Street, Curtin.

When: Thursday morning.

Time: Speakers will commence at 10.10 and most will join us for the morning tea that will follow.

November 30 Sue Driscoll

Our own Sue Driscoll, currently helping at the Disabled and Helpless Children’s New Life Centre in Nepal, will update us with the latest news on the children in Kathmandu and on her other adventures while in Nepal.

December 6 Christmas lunch

Our usual end-of-year Christmas break-up with turkey and ham and pudding. Let’s aim for a very large turn-up to celebrate the end of another successful year. Midday start.

Spiral contacts.

Brett Yeats – phone 6281 7684 or email address is yeatsb

Mavis Angove – 0438 460 813 or 6292 1437 or mavisangove

Sara York – 0419 587 578 or sarawyork

Sue Driscoll – 0418 697 240 or suedrisc

Angelika Dunker – 6281 4023 or angelika.dunker

Justice of the Peace

You will find Maureen in Club on Tuesdays & Thursdays between 10.30am and 2pm for Justice of the Peace matters.