Woden Seniors Inc

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

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Fortnightly News 8/11/2013

Woden Valley Festival ‘The Carnival’ – Sat 9 Nov 2013
 
‘The Carnival’ – the main event of the Woden Valley Festival – a great family day of all things fun! Markets, entertainment, food, animals and lots of activities for all.  Woden Seniors will have a market stall selling books, plants and craft items co-located with Capital Health who will be providing Chinese Massage amongst other things.  
 
When:       Saturday 9 November 2013
                  10.00 am – 4.00 pm
 
Where:      Eddison Park, Woden
                Corner Yamba Drive and Launceston Street
 
For more information about the activities and program of events please visit: www.wodenvalleyfestival.org.au
 
 
Advance Care Planning – Information Session by ACT Health – Thurs 14 Nov 2013
 
If you become seriously ill or had a serious accident, and were not going to return to normal, what sort of medical treatment would you want?
Who would you want to make the decision for you about your medical treatment?
ACT Health need to know your choices for your future health care to be able to respect them.
This important iinformation ssession covers:
• What is Advance Care Planning?
• How to complete an Advance Care Plan and Enduring Power of Attorney
Morning tea will be provided.
 
When:       Thursday 14 November 2013
Time:                10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Where:      Woden Seniors Club
RSVP:        rpc@act.gov.au or phone 6244 3344 
 
Recent Events
 
Club Concert
A great afternoon was had by those attending the Club concert last Sunday.  Many thanks to the Woden Seniors Singers, Dante Musica Choir, the Two Annes and special guest performers Rachel Duncan and Michael Politi who both gave very generous performances of popular songs.
 
Melbourne Cup
A small but enthusiastic group gathered to watch the Melbourne Cup last Tuesday.  Many thanks to Tony MacDonald for organising the sweeps.
 
Upcoming Events
 
Christmas Lunch – Monday 9 December, 12:00 for 12:30pm
The Special Events sub-Committee is hosting a 2 course traditional Christmas lunch in the Club on Monday 9 December.  Our patron, his excellency, Michael Bryce will be attending and the Chordsmen will sing a few tunes.  More information coming.
 
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.
 
Friday Talk – Safety in modern cars
Friday 15 Nov 10-12AM
There have been amazing improvements in car safety in recent years. If you want to know in simple, non-technical terms what these do to make our journeys safer come along. Grahame is giving the talk for people who know nothing about cars except how to open the door and get in! 
 
Tip for the Week
Now that summer is approaching (perhaps) don’t forget the sunscreen and sunhat (and don’t be put off by concerns about nano-particles or other fears – the benefits of sunscreen far out way any possible, unproven, issues.) Otherwise you may finish up looking like the editor!