Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 4/11/2016

Christmas Luncheon Party – 12.30pm Monday 5 December

The Christmas Luncheon Party is on Monday 5 December 2016, at 12.30pm, catering is by the Olive restaurant and a special singer, Tony Haley will serenade us with Elvis Presley, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra songs while we will be enjoying our festive lunch. Tony’s current passion is giving great songs a new lease of life with his own interpretation and feel.

Cost is $50 per person, please book and pay at the front counter. Let Polly know if you want to be seated with anyone in particular.

Defibrillator – How to use it

The Club has purchased a defibrillator which will be installed in the Foyer. St John Ambulance is offering training on how to use it for up to 10 people. If you are interested in learning how to use it and willing to in an emergency, please let Polly know.

National Shingles Vaccination Program

The Hon Susan Ley, Federal Minister for Health, launched the National Shingles Vaccination Program in our Club last Wednesday morning with the gentle exercise group. The Program provides free vaccine against Shingles for 70 year olds and a 5 year catch up program for those aged 71 – 79. The aim of the Program is to reduce the incidence of Shingles and its associated sequelae. Speak to your regular physician if you are interested in participating in the Program.

Bridge Beginner Lessons

The Club will be offering Bridge lessons for news players in the New Year commencing on Monday 30 January 2017. If you are interested please let Polly know, 6282 2573.

Club Closing Times for the Festive Season

The Club will close at 4pm on Wednesday 21 December 2016 and reopen on Monday 16 January 2017. Activity groups can continue to use the Club through this period by arrangement with the front office.

2017 Big Book Fair, 11 – 13 August 2017

Spring time, a good time to clean out those dusty bookshelves! We are seeking donations of books, games, DVDs, vinyl, CDs, postcards, and jigsaw puzzles for our 2017 Big Book Fair.

Learn to Dance

Social dance lessons are available at the Club on Tuesdays from 2pm to 3:30pm in Hall 2 with Ian and Carla. The lessons cover ballroom (foxtrot, waltz, quickstep), Latin (rumba, cha-cha, jive). They are suitable for beginners up to intermediate. No partners required and there is no charge other than the normal Club activity fee. All welcome.

New Vogue Dancing is available in Hall 1 on Tuesdays from 1pm to 3.30pm, if you enjoy listening to pleasant music while exercising why not join them. Tuition is available from 11am to 1pm, it is not just for beginners, it is a shared time for learning, revising and rehearsing dances.

Tuesday Bridge

Tuesday Bridge recommenced on 6 September from 10am – 12.45pm. New players are welcome!

Spiral program

Spiral is a group of senior citizens (60+ to 90+) which meets at the St. James Uniting Church in Curtin each Thursday from 10.00 am till midday.

November 10 Latham Primary School Choir

How many years does it take before we can call this a tradition? We welcome back these talented kids. It’s understandable that we enjoy the innocence of these young people but it seems that they enjoy spending time with us. Long may it continue.

November 17 To be advised

November 24 “How many people died in the making of your tea cup?”

Alice Bedlington is currently the Manager of Donor Relations for the Cancer Council of the ACT but in an earlier life she was an antiques dealer. I hope the title of Alice’s talk has intrigued you enough to come along and hear the answer. Quite a shocking story it is.

For more information please contact Gwenyth George on 6286 5004, Sue Murray on 6281 6974 or Sue Driscoll on 0418 697 240 or at suedrisc@hotmail.com. I’m still at yeatsb@iinet.net.au.

Please share this information and remember you can come to as many or as few events as you please.

Justice of the Peace

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