Canberra Seniors

A Meeting Place for the Over 50s

This Month

May

Dear Friends
Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission
Firstly, some important news. The Canberra Seniors Centre will be visited by Monica Balukovska, a regulatory official of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission on 3 and 4 May. Some members of the Seniors Centre who are listed with MyAgedCare will be interviewed by Ms Balukovska. During her visit I will vacate my office to give her a private space for interviews and for review of our documentation. Please be alert for minor changes to the Centre’s operations during these days.

Fete

We are getting ready for 21 May Fete which is the same day as the Election. Hopefully this coincidence will work in our favour and the crowds will flock in! The Fete commences at 9 am and concludes at 2 pm. Donations are welcome. Helpers are super welcome! The raffles will be drawn just before 2 pm. I hope you will help sell raffle tickets in the lead up to the fete. Books of raffle tickets are available for collection at the club. Regular Centre activities/classes are cancelled for 19 and 20 May (Thursday and Friday). This enables setting up of furniture and goods to take place prior to the fete on 21 May. I apologise for the inconvenience this causes and thank you for your understanding.
Lunchtime Series
Thank you for your interest in the monthly Lunchtime Series and in particular, the topic MyAgedCare. Unfortunately, the April event had to be cancelled due to the guest speaker’s illness. For May, I won’t organise a guest speaker. Instead, I would encourage you to attend the Seniors Expo at Epic on Thursday, 26 May. Celebrity cook and seniors’ nutrition expert, Maggie Beer will be speaking. Numerous other organisations who provide services for seniors will have stands at the event, including Canberra Seniors. More details here
On 23 June the Lunchtime Series will resume and representatives from COTA (Council on the Ageing) will be the guest speakers. Please let me know of other topics you would find helpful, for example, legal issues for older Australians.

Best wishes,
Andrea Dean

Manager

IMPORTANT DATES

Fete: Saturday 21 May 2022

Birthday Lunches 2022

(RSVP essential, lunch from 12 pm – 1.30 pm)
February 10
March 10
April 14
May 13
June 9
July 14
August 11
September 8
October 13
November 10
December 8 + Christmas Party