The next birthday lunch for the year will be held on Thursday, 9 March at 12 pm. We will be serving silverside with white sauce and vegetables followed by apple crumble with custard.. Price is the same as last year – $10 – and free if you have a birthday in March..

RSVP by March 3.


We have added two new activities to our list – Medical Tai Chi and a Laughter Group. Why don’t you come along and give them a try. The Tai Chi class is held from 10.00 am – 11.00 am on Friday mornings and the Laughter Group meets from 10.00 am – 11.00 am on Wednesday mornings.

Frances is proposing to start a NEW jazzercise class – Jazzercise Strength – on Wednesdays at 11.30 am. This class is scheduled to begin on 8 March. Please let Pat or Frances know if you are interested in joining this group so we can be sure that it will go ahead.


This year ACT Seniors Week will run from 18–26 March. This is an annual celebration featuring hundreds of free events held across the ACT by government, community and commercial organisations.

COTA ACT will compile a program which will be included in The Chronicle. Advertisements and editorial supplements will appear in The Senior newspaper as well as a number of online media.

One of the highlights of the Seniors Week calendar, Seniors Week Expo will be held on Thursday 23 March at Exhibition Park. Information about anything and everything of interest to seniors will be on display.

The Canberra Seniors Centre extends an invitation to all seniors in the community to drop in during Seniors Week and find out about the activities on offer and enjoy a free cup of tea or coffee and a piece of cake or biscuits made in our commercial kitchen.


ACT Seniors can now apply for a Gold Opal card online ( 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.


It’s coming up to that time of the year again and our first fete of the year will take place on Saturday 6 May. We hope to have some special gifts for sale suitable for celebrating Mothers Day. So, time to roll up your proverbial sleeves and re-organise your shelves, cupboards, sheds and garages and decide on what is still in good condition but is no longer being used. Donating goods to the fete is a great way to fulfil the objectives of recycling and re-using. 


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.


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