Woden Seniors Inc

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

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Bridge

 

Duplicate Bridge is held at the Club for players of all levels. This is a great opportunity for you and a partner to improve your Bridge playing skills in a friendly environment.

 

 

Choir
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The Woden Senior Singers is a group that meets once a week to rehearse. The Choir performs a wide repertoire on special occasions for the Woden Senior Citizens Club and also entertains at nursing homes and hostels across Canberra. There is no audition process, all you need is a love of music and a desire to sing.

 

 

Craft
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The craft group provides a wonderful opportunity to get together with others to explore and swap crafting skills and create something unique.The group crochet and knit a variety of items for charity organisations.

 

 

New Vogue Modern Sequence Dancing

Similar in style to ballroom dancing, this activity involves ballroom steps danced in a sequence. Each dance sequence is repeated 3 or 4 times depending on the length of the tunes orchestration, and couples dance around the room/hall in an anti-clockwise direction. Rhythms include modern waltz, old-time waltz, quickstep, rhumba, cha-cha, tango, foxtrot, saunter, blues, march time. This club has a set list of dances to the above rhythms, some common to other new vogue, modern sequence venues. New dancers to the activity are most welcome, but limited teaching time is available.

Exercise Classes
Two levels of exercise classes are available both with YMCA trained instructors.

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Gentle exercise class
Gentle exercise classes are specifically designed to improve mobility, strength, balance, coordination and agility. This is a fun, low-impact activity.

Ever Active class
This class is for people living independently and physically able and active. It is fairly energetic starting with a warm up of aerobic activities for about 20 minutes, followed by strength exercises, balance and coordination activities, stretching, and mat work to improve flexibility

Isabella Social Dance
Isabella dance group is an instructed dance class and is a great opportunity for members to get together and dance modern sequence dance steps.

Mah-jong
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Mah-jong is an authentic Chinese game for four people played with tiles (similar in size and shape to dominoes). The aim of the game is to “go out” by completing a hand composed of four sets of three tiles each plus a pair. The first person to achieve this goal wins the game. It is similar to the card game of rummy. Fun for everyone.

 

 

Painting and Drawing

Painting and drawing is run by The University of the Third Age (U3A) and allows painters and sketchers to advance techniques and expertise. Members can gain inspiration and helpful tips from the instructor and other artists of the group.

Play Reading
The play-reading group is run by The University of the Third Age (U3A) and is for anyone with an interest in plays, the performing arts and theatre. The group reads scripts and acts out plays written by a wide range of authors

Recorder
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The U3A Recorder Orchestra and classes are for musicians of all skill levels, who enjoy playing the recorder. Optional one hour group lessons are held for additional tuition, prior to meeting with the Recorder Orchestra. The recorder orchestra often perform in nursing homes and retirement villages across Canberra.

 

Stitchers
Our “Thursday Stitchers” are a group of Club members with a special interest in all aspects of hand embroidery, ranging from Cross Stitch and Stumpwork to Crewel (surface stitching) and Norwegian Hardanger. Meeting in the Anne Murray Room, which are held from 10 am to 12 noon each Thursday.

Table Tennis
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Friendly games of table tennis are the perfect way to build strength and improve reflexes and fitness. The group currently meets twice a week, on Wednesday and Friday mornings. Anyone can play, no matter their skill level.

 

 

Tai Chi
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This gentle and relaxing martial art encompasses multiple physical benefits as well as inner healing. Members work to their own capacity to improve balance, muscle tone and breathing patterns. There are two forms of Tai Chi, Yang and Sun, offered at the club. Sun Tai Chi was developed by a medical practitioner to assist with mobility, arthritis and circulation.

 

 

Watercolour Painting

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This self-help watercolour group is run by the University of the Third Age (U3A) and is a great opportunity to get together with fellow artists to improve painting techniques and skills. There are books available from the Woden Senior Citizens Club Library to assist in paint application method and to provide inspiration for creating the ultimate masterpiece.