Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 9/5/2014

Table Tennis? 

Table tennis anyone?  Just reminding you that there is an active and social group that play table tennis in Hall1 on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9.30am to 12.30pm.  All skill levels welcome.

Respecting Patient Choices

The ACT Government’s Respecting Patient Choices Program is sponsoring a series of “play’s” (they are free to attend to the community) on the 19th and 21st of May.  The Play’s are designed to facilitate community conversation about death, grief and living.  Four Funerals in one day is based on real people’s stories and is an entertaining and inspiring performance.

  • Tuggeranong Community Arts Centre, Monday 19 May, 7pm;
  • Canberra Theatre, The Playhouse, The Courtyard Studio, Wednesday 21 May, 10am matinee performance;
  • Canberra Theatre, The Playhouse, The Courtyard Studio, Wednesday 21 May, 7pm.



Limited places! Reserve your seat on 6244 3344 or Email: rpc@act.gov.au

Advance Care Planning

The ACT Government is also running Community Education sessions about Advance Care Planning.  These education sessions will cover: 

  • What is Advance Care Planning?
  • Having the Conversation with family and friends
  • Completing the Enduring Power of Attorney and Advance Care Plan documents.

The sessions are being held in various locations in May.  

Time: 10:30 – 12:30pm

Wednesday 14 May 2014: Griffin Centre, 20 Genge St, Canberra city

Wednesday 28 May 2014: Griffith Neighbourhood Centre, Stuart St. Griffith, (adjacent to Griffith shops).

A light morning tea will be provided.  RSVP is not required but would be helpful for catering purposes.  RSVP: rpc@act.gov.au or phone 02 6244 3344.

Silver Screen Film Festival 

The ACT Office for Ageing, in partnership with the Arc Cinema, National Film and Sound Archive, present the ‘Silver Screenings’ Film Program, which is due to commence in June 2014 and conclude in early October 2014.

Silver Screenings aims to provide a quality cinema experience for mature audiences, within a fully accessible cinema at an affordable price – just $6 per person, allowing greater numbers of Canberrans to participate and experience the joy of film.

The Silver Screenings Film Program will run on Friday afternoons, from 2.00pm, in the period June to October 2014 at the Arc Cinema of the National Film and Sound Archive, Ellery Circuit in Acton.

Many of the films selected for the Silver Screenings Film Program are recent cinema releases that have received critical acclaim and considerable box office success.

Film screening dates, timings and film information can be obtained from early May by checking out the Arc Cinema website at nfsa.gov.au/arc or by contacting the Arc Cinema booking office on 6248 2000.

Justice of the Peace

You will find Maureen in the Anne Murray room on Tuesdays between 11.30am and 2pm for Justice of the Peace matters.

Book Fair – Friday 8 to Sunday 10 August 2014

We are still looking for books, this is an ideal opportunity to clear out those book shelves safe in the knowledge that they are likely to go to good homes.  The Club will be holding a three-day book fair over the weekend of 8-10 August 2014.  We will also be selling cakes, jams and other goodies and offering morning and afternoon tea.  We might also have a bit of singing.

Thank you to all those that have already dropped books off at the Club.