Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 29/5/2015


With the cold weather now upon us, it is even more important that we keep up with our regular exercise regime.

9.30am every Tuesday – Gentle Exercise Class;

8.30am every Wednesday – Ever Active Exercise Class


August 7th, 8th and 9th

Preparation and planning for the 2nd Big Book Fair is well on track as we continue to process your very generous donations.

Keep them coming!

We are also accepting games, puzzles and toys …

Publicity is already underway and it will appear soon in Events ACT. 

Where there’s a Will…. 2pm, 3 June Hughes Community Centre

There comes a time when we all need to give some thought to the legal arrangements that go along with ageing – such as guardianship, powers of attorney, making a will or a ‘living will’, organ donation, palliative care and advance care planning. If it doesn’t affect you now, chances are it will affect you or your family at some time in the future.

On 3 June at 2pm, at Hughes Community Centre, Wisdom Street Hughes, COTA ACT is holding a FREE forum to provide information on these areas. Come along, hear from our expert presenters, ask your own questions, and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea! More information available from Jane Thomson (6282 3777 or jthomson).

20th June – Arthritis Folk Dance

You are invited to join Arthritis ACT and members of the Monaro Folk Society for a fun evening of dance and laughter. All dances will have instructions provided, no prior experience necessary, all welcome!

When: Saturday, 20th June 2015

Venue: Merici College O’Donnel Youth Centre

Limestone Ave, Braddon (Off street parking available)

Time: 6.00 – 8.00 pm

Cost: $5 per person under 15 years FREE

28th June – Edelweiss & Bluebells Variety Concert

You are invited to come along and listen to the angelic voices of the Austrian Choir Canberra and their special guests in the surrounds of Canberra’s iconic Albert Hall.

When: Sunday, 28th June 2015

Venue: Albert Hall

Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla ACT

Time: 2.00 pm— 4.00 pm

Featuring Guest Performances from Louise Page & ACT Flute Ensemble

Afternoon tea available

RSVP by phone: Call 6288 4244.

Warrani Chorale

The U3A Warrani Chorale are a group of senior women who enjoy singing in four part harmony a variety of songs from ballads to classical. This year they are presenting a concert in commemoration of the centenary of Anzac plus modern upbeat songs.

When: Wednesday 24 June 2015

Time: 10.30am to 12 noon

Venue: Weston Uniting Church

16 Parkinson Street Weston

A nostalgic morning of songs to commemorate those who fought for their country. Walk down memory lane, then move forward in time with a couple of up-beat numbers.

Admission by gold coin donation. Light refreshments included.

University of the 3rd Age/COTA Forums on Again

Each year the University of the 3rd Age and COTA (ACT) collaborate in organising a popular program of forums for older Canberrans, running from June to October. This year’s forums are on topics as diverse as mature-aged employment, climate change, the Iraq war and enjoyable ageing. Come along and hear from our expert, funny, engaging and thought-provoking speakers. You can find a link to the Program here.


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Safety And Fraud Awareness

Beware of scam emails promising ATO refunds: Alert High Priority

Australians are reminded to be wary of scam emails that use the Australian Government and Australian Taxation Office logos to mislead the email recipient into thinking they are receiving a tax refund.

Clues that identify emails as scams include an incorrect sender address, poor grammar, inappropriate requests, a failure to address the recipient by name and the promise of money.

The ATO states that any message requesting more information before a refund can be released, is a hoax. If you receive a tax related scam message forward it toreportemailfraud and then delete it immediately from your system. For more information please visit Stay Smart Online:http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/your_identity/avoiding_scams_and_hoaxes


Justice of the Peace

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