Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 7/11/2014

Christmas Luncheon Party- Monday, 8 December 2014
Woden Seniors Christmas Luncheon Party will be held on Monday 8 December 2014, starting at 12.30 pm.  Our patron, Lady Cosgrove will join us.  This year lunch will be provided by the Olive Restaurant, Southlands, Mawson.  Yummy dips & homemade bread, tasty Turkey breast roll and roasted vegetables for main course, traditional Christmas Pudding or fruit salad for desert plus wine.  We will be entertained by The Canberra Chordsmen.  The cost is $45 per person for members and their friends.

The Canberra Chordsmen
The Canberra Chordsmen is Canberra’s premier male a cappella and barbershop harmony chorus.  They recently received silver medals for their chorus and two quartets in the Eastern Region barbershop contest.  Their vision is to enrich the lives of people in the Australian Capital Territory through the benefits of close-harmony a cappella singing and they look forward to entertaining you at the Christmas Luncheon Party with a medley of songs and carols.

Melbourne Cup Party
The Melbourne Cup party last Tuesday was enjoyed by members and their friends and relatives.  There was much fun, frivolity and some beautiful food brought along by members.

Art for Sale
There are a lot of new paintings for sale in the Club foyer; Club members in the watercolour-painting group have produced all these.  With Christmas coming, these paintings, all in the $80 – $200 range represent excellent value for money, barely covering the cost of framing.

Dr Hai Song’s Spring Seminar – 9.30 am to Noon Thursday 13  November 2014
Spring has sprung!
The days are long;
Birds and I
Break into song;

It’s time again
To think of your health-
Much more important
Than material wealth.

So come to the Seminar –
Put a spring in your step,
You’ll gain extra wisdom
Of vigour and pep!
Dr Hai Song Wang‘s Spring Seminar will be held at the Woden Seniors’ Club on Thursday 13th November 2014.
Dr Hai Song will be bringing a well-known, high profile and experienced Medical friend who is an expert in Traditional Chinese Medicine and in the Abdomen/Internal Organs/Circulation area; Dr Hai Song is also planning to bring along his table for a demonstration of the techniques that will bring health to internal organs and improve circulation.
Details are:   9.30am to Noon
Thursday 13 November 2014
Hall 1, Woden Seniors’ Club

Table Tennis Table for Sale
Club member, Ernie Jacenyik has a table tennis table for sale for $50.  Please ring him on 0404 085 616 if you are interested. 

The Big Book Fair in 2015
Yes it will be on again in 2015, Margaret Bourke is keen, all she needs now are books and helpers.  Margaret is usually in the veranda on Monday and Friday mornings cleaning, sorting and pricing books so if you want to drop in for a chat and to lend a hand that would be greatly appreciated.

Warrani Chorale Recital – 10.30am, Wednesday 19 November 2014
The U3A Warrani Chorale will present Part 2 of songs from the Musicals (The Music Man, Phantom of the Opera, Celtic medley and more) on Wednesday 19th November 10.30am at Weston Creek Uniting Church, 16 Parkinson Street Weston Creek.  Entrance by gold coin donation, light refreshment included.

GI Cancer Institute – Engage Community Forum: 25 November 2014
Following the success of the free Engage Community Forums held last year, the GI Cancer Institute is proud to announce its Canberra Forum on the 25th of November, at the Canberra Rex hotel.
The Community Forum is to raise awareness about Gastro-Intestinal (GI) cancer.  The community, in particular the elderly would benefit highly from these forums, as GI cancers commonly affect those over 50 years old.
Engage will offer:
•        Easy-to-understand information about GI cancer prevention
•        Advice and information from clinicians and survivors who understand the challenges of GI cancer
•        Information about the latest developments in cutting edge research
•        Information about the benefits of clinical trials and how to access them
•        A chance to learn about support resources at the info expo after the presentations
Despite the fact that 1 in 10 people are diagnosed with GI cancer in Australia, there are very few occasions when those affected can come together and share their experiences and stories of hope in a non-clinical setting. 
Survivors, patients and carers or anyone interested in learning about GI cancers can register to attend the FREE event at http://www.gicancer.org.au/register or by calling 1300 666 769.
 When:      Tuesday 25th November 2014
Time:        6.30pm – 9.00pm
Location: Canberra Rex Hotel, 150 Northbourne Aveue, Braddon, ACT

Men’s Business Revealed – Wednesday, 26 November 2014
On the Wednesday 26 November 2014 a free men’s health seminar is being presented by local Urological Surgeon Dr Hodo Haxhimolla held in The Helllenic Club of Canberra, 13 Moore St, Canberra.

The subject being covered consists of prostate cancer and the effective treatment for male urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction.

The men’s health seminar is FREE and open to the public.  Bookings are encouraged, please call 1800 642 369 to reserve your seat or email amsaustralia@ammd.com.

Goodwin Aged Care Services
Goodwin has Home and Community Care hours for domestic assistance, personal care, social and transport.  Contact Michelle Preston on 6178 7272 or email mpreston@goodwin.org.au if you require assistance.

Don’t Drive, but want to get out and about?
COTA ACT is now providing a FREE travel assistance service for older people living in Canberra who want to get out and about more but aren’t familiar with the transport options available, are not sure how to get around physical limitations, or lack confidence.

The service is free and can provide a trained, police-checked volunteer who can discuss transport options with you, help you address barriers like confidence or health limitation, and explore what Canberra has to offer seniors.
The volunteer can also travel with you until you’re ready to go on your own. There’s so much to see and do – and COTA can help you get there.

Ring COTA on 6282 3777 to find out more.