Woden Seniors Inc

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

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Fortnightly News 7/6/2013

News Update
Health Club Session
The next Health Club Session will be held on Thursday 13 June at 10.00 am.  Dr. Hai Song Wang will talk about the benefits of using traditional Chinese medicine in winter.
 
This is the 4th Seasonal session with Dr Wang. The first three sessions have been very popular.
 
Morning tea will be served. Soup will be available for $5.00 at 12 noon.
 
Ms Noeline Brown, Ambassador for the Ageing visited the Club on Thursday 6 June
The Ambassador listened to a rehearsal of the U3A Recorder Orchestra and enjoyed a short concert before speaking briefly about healthy ageing.  Ms Brown noted that the orchestra’s performance had completely changed her impression of recorder playing but also that it provided members with many of the key elements for active ageing i.e. social contact, learning something new and physical exercise.  (ABC TV also attended the event.)
 
A series of brochures for older people with sensible tips and advice on how to maintain and protect health, wellbeing and independence is available in the foyer of the club.  The four brochures focus on: staying physically active; eating well; keeping in touch with family, friends and community; and avoiding falls at home.
 
First Aid Officer
Ms. Polly Kong will become the Club’s First Aid Officer.  Polly will be undertaking First Aid training later in June.
 
Monday, 10 June 2013
The club will be closed on Monday 10 June 2013 due to the Public Holiday. 
 
Membership Renewals
It is coming to that time of the year when many memberships are due for renewal; please ensure your membership is up to date. 
 
Non-Club Activities of Interest to Members
 
Woden Valley Youth Choir
The Woden Valley Youth Choir (WVYC) invites you to hear the world renowned Morgan State University Choir in a riveting afternoon of Americana, gospel and spirituals.
 
Where: Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music
When: 3:00pm, Sunday 16 June 2013
Tickets: Open to the general public, with entry by donation at the door
 
For more information please follow the link http://www.thomas.mccoy.name/Morgan_State_University_Choir.pdf .
 
COTA ACT focus groups on Transport for Older Canberrans
COTA ACT has been undertaking research on transport for older people in the ACT.  
 
In the second week of June, COTA will be inviting older people to attend focus group meetings to discuss their experiences with transport in Canberra and to suggest ways in which the system could be improved.  Details of the focus groups are as follows:
 
Using Community Transport
Community Hall, Hughes Community Centre
Wednesday 12 June Time:  10am-12pm
 
Getting around with a mobility or health impairment
Community Hall, Hughes Community Centre
Wednesday 12 June Time: 1pm-3pm
 
Getting around by taxi
Community Hall, Hughes Community Centre
Thursday 13 June Time: 11.30am-1.30pm
 
Getting around by car
Library, Hughes Community Centre
Friday 14 June Time: 1pm-3pm
 
Using Buses 
Library, Hughes Community Centre
Monday 17 June Times: 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm
 
Anyone who is interested in attending a focus group session or finding out more about the research can contact Jane Thomson on 6282 3777 or via email at policy@cotaact.org.au.