Woden Seniors Inc

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

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Fortnightly News Update 15/3/2013

News UpdateSeniors Week: 17-24 March 2013

The ACT Seniors week is on again with a packed program of events, including the Chief Minister’s breakfast, concerts, seminars and info sessions and a Seniors Expo. The week officially commences on Sunday 17 March and finishes with the Seniors Week Finale concert on Stage 88, Commonwealth Park from 10am to 3pm. For more information on what’s on go to the COTA website at http://www.cotaact.org.au/ for the full program.

Car Parking

Thank you for your continuing cooperation with car parking at the Club. The Club is particularly busy on Wednesdays, so please make the most of the space available including parking directly behind cars of other members that are participating in the same activity. Please see Polly in the front office for more information.

New Vogue Dancing

Woden Seniors welcome other Seniors, who enjoy listening to pleasant music while dancing/exercising, to join them on Tuesdays from 1 pm until 3.30 pm. Free dance tuition is available from 11 am to 1 pm.

Please help

We need volunteers to help put the Hindmarsh Living magazine in envelops to send to our members. If you could help please come to the club on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday between 9.30 and 3.30 pm. “A little time from many people will get the task done easily!!”

Seniors Week ACT Digital Hub – Gungahlin Library

Ever wondered what the National Broadband Network (NBN) is all about? A Community Open Day with a Seniors focus will be held on Saturday 23 March 2013 at the ACT Digital Hub in the Gungahlin Library. The ACT Digital Hub is place you can visit free of charge that demonstrates the National Broadband Network (NBN), how to get connected, and what it can be used for in your home. It provides an opportunity to discover the internet step-by-step and gain the skills you need to participate confidently and safely online. For more information go to http://www.library.act.gov.au/ACTDigitalHub.

COTA ACT Survey – Transport Solutions for Older Australians

COTA ACT would like to ask a few questions about your experiences using transport in the ACT. Your feedback would be greatly appreciated, and will be used to help them lobby for improved transport options in the ACT. The survey hard copy is available in the Club, and is also online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FCGTXTN .

Thought for the Week

We all worry about our brains as we get older. Alzheimer’s Australia has launched a program emphasizing the importance of bodily fitness to a healthy brain. If you are not already doing anything for your own fitness, have a look at their web site and also consider the Club’s programs (including New Vogue Dancing – above