Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 4/9/2015

Annual General Meeting

It is that time of the year again, the Club’s Annual General Meeting will be held at 12 noon on Monday 21 September 2015 in Hall 1. A light lunch of sandwiches, cakes and tea/coffee will be provided after the meeting. Please consider coming along to the meeting.

Calligraphy Classes are up and running again

Pam is back from her winter travels to far north Queensland and is running her calligraphy classes on Tuesdays from 1.30pm in Hall 2. Newcomers are welcome.

Social Ballroom Dance Classes

Make the most of Karen Rutherford’s (K’Motion Studios) expertise while she is with us. Social Ballroom Dance sessions: Mondays 1pm to 3pm and Fridays 2pm to 4pm. Newcomers welcome, especially on Monday.

Financial Information Seminars

Want to know more about your financial options in retirement? The Department of Human Services runs a very useful and well-received series of financial information seminars covering topics ranging from the pension to shares and other retirement income and planning issues. You can find their program for the last half of the year here. – See more at: FIS-Seminars-July-Dec-2015

Spiral Program Update

Spiral meet at 10am to mid day each Thursday morning for a cuppa and a talk at St James Uniting Church, Curtin.

10 September Joanne Bach

Joanne is a Curator at the National Museum of Australia. She will speak about the current exhibition The Home Front: Australia during the First World War.

17 September Sue Driscoll

Sue has recently returned from Nepal. She will update us on the DHC New Life Centre and how our donations helped the people in Tariphant which suffered badly from the recent earthquake.

24 September Tulip Top Gardens

Spiral has booked a bus to the Tulip Top Gardens, rated by many as “better than Floriade”. Acres of stunning world class gardens, including a watercourse and sensational waterfall – a natural landscape with 1000 blossom trees and hundreds of thousands of tulips all to be seen from the 70 metre high lookout. Subsidised cost of $10 per person which covers Tea/ coffee and a sausage sandwich. Be ready for the bus at 9.30.

Other bookings are:

22 October Malcolm Allbrook

Malcolm is the Managing Editor, Australian Dictionary of Biography.

5 November Ian Mackay

Ian is the CEO of the Canberra Southern Cross Club

19 November Jono Lineen

Jono is an author and a curator at the National Museum of Australia.

3 December Latham Primary School

The return of the wonderful choir.

For more information, please contact Gwenyth George on 6286 5004, Sue Murray on 6281 6974 or Brett Yeats on 6281 7684 or at yeatsb.

Hands Across Canberra

The Hands Across Canberra website gives community organisations, businesses and individuals the opportunity to donate money or explore options for volunteering time or skills for a range of projects.

Transport@BCS Has a New Telephone Number

Transport@BCS now operate a new phone number 02 6278 8124. This is one central phone number for everything relating to their HACC funded community transport program including referrals, bookings and enquiries, as well as our Community Bus Service.

Operating one central number for everything related to transport@bcs will streamline services and help to ensure a responsive person to person entry point to the program. The old phone numbers of 02 6251 2886 for HACC transport and 02 6251 2100 for the Community Bus will continue to operate until 1 January 2016.

The new number is 02 6278 8124.

Covenant Care in Canberra

Covenant Care aims to provide a service to people with a life limiting illness who are living at home, usually with the support of a spouse, partner or carer. Our focus is on care for our clients and on providing support for carers.

Covenant Care offers A Day With A Difference for people who have a life limiting illness and are living in their own home. It provides activities and entertainment by a skilled team in a warm and friendly environment. While clients are with us for the day their carer can have a break or catch up with personal or other business.

Covenant Care service is held at Jamison each Monday and at Curtin each Friday. Both centres are staffed by experienced palliative care nurses and strong teams of trained volunteers.

Our Day With A Difference is provided free of any charge thanks to ACT Health, the Southern Cross Club, the host parishes and the teams of volunteers and Palliative Care ACT. It is open to clients of any religion and to those with no religion.

Prospective clients, family members, carers and others can enquire about Covenant Care by phoning Natalie (Northside) on 0421 240 286 or Colleen (Southside) on 0422 036 401.

You can find more information here: http://www.pallcareact.org.au/index.php/services/covenant-care-day-hospice

Advance Democracy: Polifemy & The Renaissance Men

Polifemy, a well-loved classical women’s vocal ensemble, joins The Renaissance Men, a classical male vocal ensemble, to create a remarkable vocal experience within the grand architecture of the High Court.

This concert will include a special performance of Benjamin Britten’s Advance Democracy, paying homage to the High Court’s position at the heart of Australian democracy. This work will be complemented by music of one of Britten’s contemporaries in a performance of Gustav Holst’s Rig Vidas for female vocal ensemble and harp.

Bookings via their website necessary for entry. Seating not guaranteed.

Dates and times: 6 September 2015Sunday: 1:30pm. Doors open at noon.

Phone: 02 6270 6348

Email: karina.edwards

Web: www.hcourt.gov.au/about/concerts

Address: High Court of Australia, Public Hall, Level 2 Parkes Place

Parkes Canberra ACT 2600

Canberra Botanical 2015

For the past 10 years Canberra Botanical has held an exhibit of botanical artworks during Spring.

Canberra Botanical 2015 seeks to merge the disciplines of art and science, by exploring the structure of plants and their innate beauty. Through the medium of drawing, botanical art encompasses a range of styles, from scientific illustration to realistic painting.

Dates and times:

From 19 September 2015 to 4 October 2015 Weekdays: 11am-3pm Weekends: 11am-4pm Contacts:

Phone: 02 6287 6170

Email: nishigallery


Justice of the Peace

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