Canberra Seniors

A Meeting Place for the Over 50s

This Month

Dear Friends

Happy New Year! The Centre reopened on 16 January. More classes will resume at the beginning of February, and we will be back to full operation then.

There are some small changes to our program of activities. Computer class starts earlier at 9.30 am. An extra table tennis class has been added on Thursday afternoons at 2.00 pm. I have not been able to organise Tai Chi at the Centre but draw your attention to Stretch Tai Chi classes offered in O’Connor by Nora Stewart. Details on page 5 of this Bulletin.

Birthday lunches for the year have been organised (usually on the 2nd Thursday of the month) and will have a lighthearted theme. See the list below for dates and themes.

Lunch and Learning will be on the 4th Thursday of the month. Lunch will be available at midday and the presentations will start at 12.30 pm. Topics for the first four months:

23 February: Doing better with recycling (ACT Waste)

23 March: How and when to use a defibrillator (ACT Red Cross) ** there is a defibrillator in the foyer

27 April: Safety Tips for Older Drivers

25 May: Pets and Positive Ageing

Each Wednesday a group of Sri Lankan seniors will be at the Centre for lunch and for activities from 10.30 to 3.00 pm. This arrangement will allow them to speak in their first language and to eat a tradi-tional meal together. Savi Lecamwasam from Carer’s ACT will coordinate these arrangements and collaborate with me in fine tuning these arrangements in the coming weeks.

Unfortunately, Gabriel Savas AM, 27 July 1937 – 12 December 2022, a long term and generous board member, has died. We extend our sympathy to his wife Pat and the family.

Best wishes to all

Andrea Dean


Canberra Day 13 March 
Good Friday 7 April
Easter Saturday 8 April
Easter Monday 10 April
ANZAC Day 25 April 
Autumn Fete 6 May (TBC)
29 May Reconciliation Day
King’s Birthday  12 June

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land where we live and work and their continuing connection to land, water, sea and community.

We pay respects to Australia’s First Peoples, to their unique and diverse cultures, and to Elders past, present and future.