Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News Update 1/3/2013

News UpdateCondolences

Many of you would know Joyleen Litherland, the Woden Seniors Singers conductor, music director and organiser of music and programs for over ten years. Joyleen’s husband, Len passed away on St Valentine’s day. We were proud to sing with two of her grandchildren at the funeral.

Thank you Joyleen. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Woden Seniors Singers.

Tip for the Week

If you receive an email which requires you click on “download pictures” or any other link, have a good look at the full email address. It may say Facebook, for example, in the summary address, but the full address may show it came from somewhere else. If in doubt never click on a link in an email – particularly if it says it is from a bank or financial institution!

Thought for the Week

First day of Autumn! It may be miserable weather at the moment (unless you are a devoted gardener) but we will soon have another beautiful Canberra Autumn to enjoy.

Free Shoprider Mobility Scooter

Free Shoprider Mobility Scooter in working order – will deliver. Please phone Jennifer Pratten on 6281 5443 if this would be of use to you.

The National Film and Sound Archive is calling to YOU!

Imagining the Capital: Canberra on Film is an outdoor film screening and concert that celebrates the Centenary of Canberra. Imagining the Capital unites some of Canberra’s finest performers with rarely seen footage of Canberra, to explore the breadth and depth of the NFSA’s collection.

Focussing on our shifting values and interests over the last 100 years with warmth, humour and fun, Imagining the Capital celebrates what makes Canberra Canberra. This screening shines a light on who we are, where we come from and most importantly, where we are going.

We would love you to be part of this event!

Join us in singing the iconic Canberra’s Calling to You. The NFSA welcomes EVERYONE to be part of the event. Let’s create a mighty choir of voices, both young and old, to celebrate Canberra’s 100th Birthday. This mass intergenerational singing group will be facilitated by the ANU Music Engagement Program.

Event: Outdoor Screening Imagining the Capital: Canberra on Film

Event date: Sunday 10 March 2013

Event time: 7.30pm

Venue: Senate Rose Gardens (next to Old Parliament House)


Bring: your family, friends and a picnic

Cost: FREE! this is the NFSA’s birthday present to Canberra!

To Register: email mep@anu.edu.au or 6125 8978 for rehearsal details

ANU Medical School, seeking older volunteer patients

Are you aged 65+ and dealing with the challenges of this life stage to your general life style, activities of daily living & your physical & emotional health?

Would you like to help teach Year 1 ANU medical students about these challenges & how you manage them?

What would you have to do? Come along and join a small group of students (about 8) and their tutor (a doctor who runs the group), and talk with them about your experiences & be willing to answer some questions about your current health status (for example, mobility & activities of daily living).

You are welcome to bring a family member or friend with you if you wish.

When: Thursday April 18th 2013 at 3.15pm

Where: Building 4 L2, Hospital Road in the Canberra Hospital Complex (just opposite the main entrance to the hospital).

We can assist with transport if needed – we can book and pay taxi costs– and all volunteers receive a $30 Gift Voucher in appreciation of their help with the program.

If you are interested we would be delighted to hear from you, please phone Alastair on 6244 3389 or e-mail patient.recruitment@anu.edu.au. Thank you for your help!

Irene Howgego, Clinical Skills Administrator Years 1 & 2

Dr Les Olson, Tutor – Clinical Skills