Canberra Seniors

A Meeting Place for the Over 50s

This Month

Dear Members

The next Birthday lunch will be a Christmas in July celebration on 14 July at Canberra Seniors. Lunch will be a traditional meal and will be just $15. Preparing a special meal and arranging the dining room is extra work so could I ask you to make a special effort to support the birthday lunch series by attending and bringing along a friend? Perhaps some activity groups might ‘book a table’? RSVP here.

In the past there has been an online survey to gather your opinion on various aspects of the Canberra Seniors Centre. I would appreciate you taking a few minutes to fill in the current survey at this link. This survey is anonymous. I will report the issues that emerge in a future newsletter and of course your opinion will help with future planning.

Are you over 65? If you are registered as a MyAgedCare client and you attend activities at the Centre, you automatically ensure the Centre gets financial support from the Government. The Government views your participation in activities at the Centre as a means to keep you healthy. (And healthy people ultimately save the Government money!)

You can help the Centre just by registering for MyAgedCare and attending activities here. Registering for MyAgedCare before you need any support such as personal care, mobility, help with meals, and so on, can be helpful. Call in to see me and we can do it over the phone together. You will just need your Medicare Card on hand.

In the past month, two MyAgedCare Navigators have visited the Centre to explain a little about the MyAgedCare service and how they (Ken Ross from ADACAS and Basil LaBrooy from COTA) can guide you in getting the help you might need. Some pamphlets are available at the Centre, and I am happy to pass on their contact details to you.

It is time to renew your memberships.

1. If you renewed online last year, I’ll send you an email with a link to renew.

2. If you joined the Centre since February, you are counted as renewing for the new financial year.

3. Unsure? Call in to see me or contact me by phone or email.

4. New members or those without email can collect a paper form from the office or register via our website.

Tery Anstey who did a great job with bookkeeping support for the past few months, has now returned to retirement and is holidaying in Darwin. Our bookkeeping services are now being provided by a company called Excelled Accountants. A staff member will visit the Centre once a week to collect paperwork and do banking. To ease the clerical burden on staff and volunteers, it will be a tremendous help if you pay by card for activities or have the correct change.

Best wishes to all

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

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.