On Thursday 1 June we will starting a gentler form of Yoga – Chair Yoga. This activity caters for all those who wish to take full advantage of yoga’s amazing fitness and health potential but have difficulty doing floor exercises. Claire Connelly will be conducting the forty-five minute class. Even if you are not as active as you used to be, by joining this class you can receive the many benefits of chair yoga – the integration of body, mind and spirit that keeps you focused.
JUNE BIRTHDAY LUNCH
The next birthday lunch for the year will be held on Thursday 8 June. On the menu will be roast pork with roast vegetables followed by tiramisu. The cost is $10 but free if you have a birthday in May. RSVP by 2 June.
We hope that everything will be in order for Vicki Coleman to re-start the ceramic class at the beginning of June. She has a wealth of experience in all the ceramic techniques from hand building to decorating cast greenware. She is equally at ease teaching beginners how to handle greenware or demonstrating intricate claylifting or fabric draping techniques to advanced students. She ran classes from a home-based studio in Ngunnawal for many years. The Ceramics Class at the Centre will be held on Monday mornings from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm and it would be helpful to let the Centre know if you are interested in joining the class. Phone 6248 9509.
A group of members come and play table tennis on Thursday afternoons from 1.00 to 2.30. Research has proved that there are many physical and mental benefits to be gained from this activity as well as lots of fun. Please come and join us. For those of our members who are still in the work force, there is also a group who play on Sunday afternoons from 2.30 who would welcome new members. Bats and balls are supplied. Give Pat a call if you would like to join us. Phone 6248 9509.
NSW OPAL CARD
ACT Seniors can now apply for a Gold Opal card online (http://www.opal.com.au/ordercard/) or by calling Opal on 13 67 25. This card gives you concession travel capped at $2.50 a day across Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Hunter, Illawarra and Southern Highlands.
Unlike an earlier version of the Opal Card, this new one does NOT expire after 60 days.
Pat Gration, besides being our Centre Manager, is employed by us as a Welfare Officer. Her official title is CEO, My Aged Care. This has been made possible by a grant from the federal government. She has the up-to-date information about aged care services that are available in our local area which can help you to live independently. She is able to advise you, provide confidential counselling and advocate on your behalf so please contact her if you have any questions about this federal government initiative.
COMMUNITY PARTNERS OF CANBERRA SENIORS CENTRE …