A Meeting Place for the Over 50s
During this lockdown, as well as wearing masks when we leave our homes, there are things we can do as individuals to help stop the spread of the virus. We should distance ourselves from other people and check in on the CBR app at the venues we visit. It is also to everyone’s advantage to check the ACT COVID website for the list of Exposure Sites in the ACT – https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/act-status-and-response/act-covid-19-exposure-locations at least once a day. This list names the sites, dates and times where people WITH the virus have recently been detected. If you visited one of these sites at the date and time listed you need to follow the instructions according to the contact status on the list (Close, Casual or Monitor Symptoms). This is for your protection and to halt the spread of the virus. Each day people with the virus are found in the community, so please check that list often and then follow the instructions – get tested, etc.
As indicated in our last bulletin our Centre is trying to reach out to our members by phone so we can establish how you are and if you are coping with the strains of the time. Andrea, Sharon, Liz-Anne and I are making these calls and it is so lovely to chat to people, see if they are well and can get food and medications when needed. We are also checking to see if members have received their My Aged Care number as arranged many months ago.
We still have many members to call so we would appreciate some help. If you would be willing to help us and our members by making some of these calls, please email Andrea email@example.com and let her know you are willing to help. Many thanks.
Di Venables is working on some new dance videos for members to practice and get some exercise. As soon as they are complete we‘ll let you know the links in our next bulletin.
Before the Centre was closed for this lockdown many of you had already renewed your 2021/2022 membership. For those who did not get around to it you can still renew online on our website canberraseniors.org.au. On the home page just click on Membership and the site will take you through the steps to pay your membership.
We do not know what the future holds regarding lockdown dates for Canberra. We want all our members to stay safe and avoid any COVID contact and to enjoy the Centre for years to come. We look forward to the day when we can all be together again.
Pat Gration CEO Canberra Seniors Centre
** For all those book worms out there, don’t forget to join our new Book Circle Group which is held every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 1 pm.
** The Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 19 October at 9 am.