Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 28/2/2014

Justice of the Peace

A new Club member, who is a Justice of the Peace has offered to make herself available to members for Justice of the Peace matters.  You will find Maureen in the Anne Murray room on Tuesdays between 11.30am and 2pm.

Pasta Machines

The Beading Group is still seeking pasta-making machines to make clay beads.  If you have one that you would like to go to a new home, this could be your best opportunity.

ACRS Seminar Live Longer – Drive Safer! – Monday 17 March

The Australian College of Road Safety (ACRS) is putting on a seminar for senior drivers to:

  • Provide information on driving for seniors
  • Address any concerns you may have about driving
  • Help you monitor your driving
  • Answer any questions about driving

Come along to get some useful information, enjoy an afternoon tea. A lucky door prize will be given out at the seminar too. See you there!

When:       1.30pm – 3.30pm, Monday 17th March 2014

Where:     Woden Seniors Club

                12 Corinna St, Phillip ACT

Cost:        Free

Call Freebott on 6162 5158 to register.

COTA invites you to a special Seniors Week event – Friday 21 March

COTA ACT will be hosting an afternoon tea and presenting two fun and interactive Community Education sessions – ‘Steady Med’ and ‘POP’.  Feel free to attend one or both sessions. The sessions are designed for people over 50, however everyone is welcome.


1pm – ‘Positive Outcomes Program (POP): the benefits of making healthy lifestyle choices’

This very practical session covers issues such as:

  • Nutrition-easy ways to include more fruit and vegetables in your diet
  • Physical activity-practical exercises for all levels of ability
  • Maintaining our health and wellbeing
  • our changing needs as we get older

1:45 pm – A healthy afternoon tea and opportunity to chat with the presenters and other attendees

 2pm – ‘Steady Med: Managing medicines to minimise falls’

This session explores:

  • How to identify falls risks
  • The link between falls and medication management
  • How to develop prevention strategies

Where:     Hughes Community Centre Hall, Wisdom St Hughes

When:       1pm Friday 21st March 2014

Cost:        Free

Bookings are preferred (for catering purposes) but not essential.

Please call Ingrid Pepper on 6282 3777 (Wednesday to Friday) for bookings and further information on this and other Seniors Week Events.

Voci Stupende Recital – Sunday 30 March

Seven young singers from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music featuring Canberra’s own, Damien Arnold, Zoe Drummond and Sylvie Humphries from the 7 Sopranos will perform an exciting programme of operatic pieces including Bizet’s much loved duet from the Pearl Fishers.

Visit www.vocistupende.com for the full programme

 Where:     Woden Seniors Club

When:       2.00pm Sunday 30 March 2014

Contact Polly on 6282 2573 or Frasers of Arran on 02 6778 1233 for tickets. Prices: $35 adults, $25 pensioners and students.

Southside Community Services

Sometimes with retirement comes an opportunity to explore an interest in an art or craft.

To coincide with National Seniors Week, Southside Gallery, part of the Southside Community Services Inc. is looking for people who are taking advantage of retirement to develop skills in arts and crafts.

The Gallery plans to showcase the arts and crafts of seniors living in the Canberra region at ‘SENIORS ON SHOW’ 17 March 2014 – 3 April 2014

If you would like to share your work with others, email gallery@sscs.org.au or call Southside Community Services on 6126 4700 for an APPLICATION TO EXHIBIT or plan a visit to the Gallery to see what others have to exhibit!

The Southside Gallery is at 63 Boolimba Cres Narrabundah. It is open from 9am to 5pm weekdays, weekends by appointment.

 Book Fair – Friday 8 to Sunday 10 August 2014

 The Club will be holding a three-day book fair over the weekend of 8-10 August 2014.  We are seeking your assistance with donations of books, we can pick-up from you if that helps.  We are also seeking assistance with pricing books for sale, if you have any expertise in this or would be prepared to help sell books we would be delighted to hear from you.