Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News11/6/2021

$1 Increase in the Activity Fee from 1st July 2021

We will be increasing the Activity Fee from $5 to $6 from 1 July 2021. This is the first increase in ten years. With the impact of the pandemic there are less people using the Club and we are currently making a loss. Due to the pandemic we have had to increase the level of cleaning in the Club, this has doubled the cleaning cost to the Club. A convenient way to manage this increase is to buy vouchers from the front office.

Free Digital Help for Seniors

Club Membership

Please ensure your membership and parking voucher is up to date.

Save the date – BIG Book Fair

The Book Fair will be held over four days this year from Thursday 5 August to Sunday 8 August from 10 am to 4 pm daily. This is the Club’s major fundraising event for the year and it promises to be a bumper event.

Please help publicise it. One way to do this is to hand out some ‘Save the Date’ bookmarks, which can be picked up from the counter.

Woden Seniors is turning 50 next year

Do you remember … an activity you enjoyed? working with friends to do something? a funny situation? unforgettable moments? winning the sweep at the Melbourne Cup Party? laughing with friends at a Christmas lunch? We’d like to hear about them because next year is our 50th Anniversary. We want to create something special to celebrate – a book of memories, the special memories of our members. Please write them for us and give them to Polly, or email them to the Club. If you would prefer to talk about them, please let Polly know so we can arrange a time to talk together about them.

Enjoy remembering,

Cindy McMillan

Please Do Not Enter the Club if:

  • You are feeling unwell and developing cold or flu like symptoms (including fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath); or
  • You have been in close contact with someone with these symptoms or is a confirmed COVID-19 case; or
  • You or someone you have been in close contact with has recently returned from interstate or overseas.

Check In CBR App

The ACT Government has mandated that the Check In CBR App be used by all venues from 6 March 2021. This means that members entering the Club must use the Check In CBR App.

The ‘Check In CBR’ app is a contactless, secure and convenient way for members to sign into the Woden Seniors Club.

The app helps protect the community by assisting with faster contact tracing. The app enables individuals to check-in to venues and have this data stored securely with ACT Health in the event contact tracing is needed due to a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the community.

Use of the app will help the ACT Health contact tracing team quickly identify and assist anyone who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

During the COVID-19 public health emergency non-essential businesses and undertakings are required by law to ask for the first name and phone number of people who attend their venue. Use of this app enables businesses to comply with these laws.

Download the App

5 step process to download and use the app:

(Internet connection and compatible phone or tablet device required)

  1. Download the Check In CBR App from Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
  2. Register your details (required for the first time only).
  3. At participating venues, open the app, select ‘Check In Now’ and hover your smartphone over the displayed QR code.
  4. Add in any additional people – those who are with you without their own device or app.
  5. When the check-in is complete, show venue staff the app successful check in screen.

Spiral News Program

June 17 Tracy Gillard Leo’s Place

Tracy is the Chief Executive Officer of Palliative Care ACT. Leo’s Place is a new non-clinical facility which was opened in January this year. It provides respite for people with a life-limiting illness and their carers.

June 24 Phil Creaser Messages from the Past… Lessons for the Future

One of the benefits of the pandemic, for us but not for Phil, is that our guest speaker is in Canberra instead of on a luxury liner sailing to exotic destinations giving lectures to the passengers.

Phil will tell us what we can learn from the fossil record and why we need a Natural History Museum here in Canberra.

Spiral is a group of senior citizens (60+ to 90+) that meet each Thursday morning, they are non-denominational with people from varied backgrounds, occupations and origins. The Spiral Photo Album gives a good sense of who they are and what they do. There are no fees but a $1 contribution to costs is requested. Spiral is seeking new members, helpers and guest speakers. You are not obliged to come every week and you can come for the talk and/or the morning tea. Any questions or suggestions please contact me or one of the other people on the list below.

Location: The Uniting Church in Gillies Street, Curtin.

When: Thursday morning.

Time: Speakers will commence at 10.10 and most will join us for the morning tea that will follow.