Woden Seniors Inc

Over 45 years of providing Community Service to the over-50s of Canberra


Fortnightly News 6/12/2013

Christmas Lunch – Monday 9 December, 12:00 for 12:30pm
Don’t forget, if you have booked and paid for the Christmas lunch, to come along for what promises to be a memorable lunch party.  There will fabulous food, singing and raffle prizes.  The Special Events Sub-committee has been hard at work organizing a 2 course traditional Christmas lunch in the Club on Monday 9 December.  Simon and Connie from the Red Hill Lookout Café are catering.  
Our patron, His Excellency, Michael Bryce will be attending, and the Chordsmen and Pat Worthy and Neil Stevenson will sing a few tunes.  
First Aid and Serious Medical Events
We have recently received legal advice that the Club has a duty to ensure that arrangements are made for members, who fall ill whilst in the Club, to receive appropriate medical attention. 
You may be aware that Polly received First Aid training earlier this year, however this aid is primarily for minor cuts and bruises.  In the event of a more serious medical incident the Club will call an ambulance to take the member to the hospital.  The cost of the ambulance will be charged to the member; it may therefore be prudent to ensure your ambulance cover is up to date.
Wellbeing Health Seminar – Thursday 12 Dec, 9.30 – 12noon
This, the Summer Season session, continues the series of free seasonal (quarterly) seminars provided by Dr Haisong Wang of the Capital Health Centre of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  This seminar will cover the illnesses and maladies that occur during summer, the treatments and natural procedures, including nutrition, to alleviate those illnesses and explores physical movements and gentle exercises, to develop a more responsive body in order to maintain good health.
Dr Haisong will also have a visiting Chinese Health expert and together they will tell us of the latest trends in Health maintenance and take us through the Tai Chi movements. 
The Summer Seasonal Seminar is on:
Thursday, 12 December
Woden Seniors Club
At 9.30am till 12 noon
Requirements – comfortable clothing and shoes, notepad and pencil for note taking (optional)
Attendees – anyone with an interest in their health …seniors, carers, friends, relatives….. (all welcome)
The session will include a tea/coffee break for which a gold coin donation would be appreciated to help defray costs.
Life’s Reflections Photographic Competition, 2013-14
‘Life’s Reflections’ is an amateur photographic competition that aims to depict positive images of older Canberrans.  Now in its 10th year, the competition promotes the importance and value of intergenerational relationships with families and friends, and importantly, seniors remaining active and connected with the wider community.
There are great prizes on offer from Ted’s Camera Stores, Paperchain Bookstore and Officeworks Braddon for each category of the competition – Primary Students, Secondary Students, an Open Category, for those aged 18-59 years and Seniors, 60 years and over.
Woden Seniors members who enter the competition should annotate their entry forms with the words ‘Woden Seniors’ in the applicable box. ACT Seniors Clubs that attract in excess of 10 entrants in the competition will be eligible for a special award from the ACT Minister for Ageing.
For an information brochure and entry form please see Polly at the front desk or contact the ACT Office for Ageing during business hours on 6205 3113, or visit http://www.communityservices.act.gov.au/wac/ageing/photographic_competition
Entries close 20 December 2013 and your entry forms and images (on either a memory stick or disc) can be left with Polly at the reception desk, for collection by the Office for Ageing.
Tip for the Week
Do you have an Amstler grid on your fridge door and use it regularly to check your eyes for Macular Degeneration? If not ask your optometrist or doctor for one. It saved this tipster from losing much of his sight in one eye!
Tips for the Season
• Although you can’t come to activities at the Club over the holidays, be sure to keep active – sitting for too long without moving around has been found to be bad for your health.
• Are there any friends you haven’t heard from for a while? Give them a call for Christmas. (And remember men are allowed to use the phone, too, so this doesn’t just apply to women!)
Club Closing Time for Christmas & New Year period
The Club will be closed for the Christmas and New Year period from 4pm Friday 20 December 2013, re-opening at 9am on Monday 13 January 2014.  Activity groups can still access the club premises during this period to undertake their regular activities; Activity Group Leaders should contact Polly to make arrangements before 4pm Friday 20 December.