Canberra Seniors

A Meeting Place for the Over 50s

This Month

Dear Members

Next birthday lunch will be Thursday 8 September 2022. Menu is Roast Lamb and vegetables with lemon meringue pie for dessert. Sounds delicious! Please RSVP here or ring 62489509.

In the women’s toilets and the accessible toilet you will notice new sanitary bins. In the women’s toilet the bin is for the disposal of feminine hygiene products and in the accessible toilet the bin is for the dis-posal of incontinence pads. Thank you to the board for supporting this service to make the Centre more accessible for members and guests.

The satisfaction survey received 37 responses. I will make cupcakes for morning tea (although we did not reach 50 responses). In general, members are satisfied with the Centre. Many suggestions were provided for new classes and other improvements. I will include some of the feedback in this and future newsletters.

We have 164 financial members to date. This is a tough year for the Centre’s finances. Insurance costs have increased and income from hiring of the Centre by other groups is down. So once again thank you for your renewals and for new memberships.

Payment using ‘Square’ is going well. Thank you for paying by card or having the correct money for classes. The daily attendance is now linked to our membership records and we can easily access data for reporting to the Department of Health and Ageing on our services.

Do you have any concerns about privacy and the Centre? It may be that you would prefer that your name is not published when we list the birthdays for a particular month, or perhaps you prefer not to have your photograph taken at Centre events. I would like to improve our practice regarding privacy. Please contact me about any issues or your preferences. You can raise issues anonymously by using the suggestion box near the entrance.

I do need to speak to all members who have a MyAgedCare number during September to update Centre records. If you are a regular attendee at classes I will try to be available at the beginning and end of class times for individual or group chats. Another option is to make an appointment to see me.

Best wishes to all

Andrea Dean



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.