Seniors' Week Bus Trip and BBQ
Feb
21
9:00 AM09:00

Seniors' Week Bus Trip and BBQ

NSW Seniors’ Week is 13-24 February, with many social events and activities during this period being held by Government Departments and other seniors’ associations. Waverley Council has talks, performances and activities for everyone.

We at the Astra will be taking part this year by organising a bus trip for residents to attend the event ‘Being Healthy’, conducted by Waverley Council. There will be talks and question and answer sessions from local experts. All residents and family/friends are most welcome to attend.

Event: ‘Being Healthy’, Wednesday 20 February, 10am - 12.30pm

Location: Waverley Community & Seniors Centre, Ground Floor, 31 - 33 Spring St, Bondi Junction

Talks:

  1. Macular degeneration and other vision conditions – Educator from Macular Disease Foundation Australia will talk about prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment, followed by Q&A.

  2. Osteoporosis and bone health – Educator from Osteoporosis Australia will talk about prevention and lifestyle, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment, followed by Q&A.

  3. Importance of exercise and relaxation – An exercise instructor will speak about the value of appropriate exercise, followed by Q&A.

A BBQ lunch will be provided free for all residents upon their return. Please register at the office, so we have an idea of travel and catering requirements.

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Qi Gong
Feb
21
9:30 AM09:30

Qi Gong

Resident Noni has been running free sessions of Qi Gong at the Astra for some time. Noni has been studying Qi Gong in Australia and China for many years and is an experienced teacher. Qi Gong is a form of Tai Chi; a gentle form of exercise, with slow movements that are geared for people with injuries, chronic conditions, and reduced flexibility. It can improve mobility, lower blood pressure, increase blood circulation, improve digestion, increase cardiovascular strength and reduce stress levels. Come along in some comfortable clothes on a Thursday morning to join in. Free for Astra residents, by donation for friends.

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Qi Gong
Feb
28
9:30 AM09:30

Qi Gong

Resident Noni has been running free sessions of Qi Gong at the Astra for some time. Noni has been studying Qi Gong in Australia and China for many years and is an experienced teacher. Qi Gong is a form of Tai Chi; a gentle form of exercise, with slow movements that are geared for people with injuries, chronic conditions, and reduced flexibility. It can improve mobility, lower blood pressure, increase blood circulation, improve digestion, increase cardiovascular strength and reduce stress levels. Come along in some comfortable clothes on a Thursday morning to join in. Free for Astra residents, by donation for friends.

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Qi Gong
Mar
7
9:30 AM09:30

Qi Gong

Resident Noni has been running free sessions of Qi Gong at the Astra for some time. Noni has been studying Qi Gong in Australia and China for many years and is an experienced teacher. Qi Gong is a form of Tai Chi; a gentle form of exercise, with slow movements that are geared for people with injuries, chronic conditions, and reduced flexibility. It can improve mobility, lower blood pressure, increase blood circulation, improve digestion, increase cardiovascular strength and reduce stress levels. Come along in some comfortable clothes on a Thursday morning to join in. Free for Astra residents, by donation for friends.

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Qi Gong
Mar
14
9:30 AM09:30

Qi Gong

Resident Noni has been running free sessions of Qi Gong at the Astra for some time. Noni has been studying Qi Gong in Australia and China for many years and is an experienced teacher. Qi Gong is a form of Tai Chi; a gentle form of exercise, with slow movements that are geared for people with injuries, chronic conditions, and reduced flexibility. It can improve mobility, lower blood pressure, increase blood circulation, improve digestion, increase cardiovascular strength and reduce stress levels. Come along in some comfortable clothes on a Thursday morning to join in. Free for Astra residents, by donation for friends.

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Qi Gong
Mar
21
9:30 AM09:30

Qi Gong

Resident Noni has been running free sessions of Qi Gong at the Astra for some time. Noni has been studying Qi Gong in Australia and China for many years and is an experienced teacher. Qi Gong is a form of Tai Chi; a gentle form of exercise, with slow movements that are geared for people with injuries, chronic conditions, and reduced flexibility. It can improve mobility, lower blood pressure, increase blood circulation, improve digestion, increase cardiovascular strength and reduce stress levels. Come along in some comfortable clothes on a Thursday morning to join in. Free for Astra residents, by donation for friends.

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Qi Gong
Mar
28
9:30 AM09:30

Qi Gong

Resident Noni has been running free sessions of Qi Gong at the Astra for some time. Noni has been studying Qi Gong in Australia and China for many years and is an experienced teacher. Qi Gong is a form of Tai Chi; a gentle form of exercise, with slow movements that are geared for people with injuries, chronic conditions, and reduced flexibility. It can improve mobility, lower blood pressure, increase blood circulation, improve digestion, increase cardiovascular strength and reduce stress levels. Come along in some comfortable clothes on a Thursday morning to join in. Free for Astra residents, by donation for friends.

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Bi-Annual Fire Drill for Residents and Staff
Apr
9
2:00 PM14:00

Bi-Annual Fire Drill for Residents and Staff

Twice a year we test our fire alarm and panel, and practice our fire procedure. We will have a short presentation given by the Village Manager, followed by a practice alarm. Once everyone has assembled back in the lounge, we will have an afternoon tea. The Fire and Rescue NSW team from Bondi will hopefully be on hand to answer any questions and to help with the test.

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Bake a Biscuit Day
May
29
9:00 AM09:00

Bake a Biscuit Day

Today is National Bake a Biscuit Day. So we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to encourage staff and residents to do just that and then to enjoy sharing our baked goods around. We will have biscuits for the taking, as well as recipe swaps and biscuit trivia for everyone to sample.

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Queen's Birthday High Tea
Jun
10
2:00 PM14:00

Queen's Birthday High Tea

In honour of the Queen’s Birthday we thought it only fitting to have a high tea with all the trimmings. Tea, cakes, cucumber sandwiches and other delights fit for royalty is order of the day today. Whether you are pro-royal, anti-royal or somewhere in between, we can all get behind good food and good company and the public holiday spirit.

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Christmas in July
Jul
4
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas in July

Time to dust off your dancing shoes and prepare yourself for a night of fun, food and Christmas cheer. We will kick off the evening with drinks in the lounge at 5pm, and then Christmas dinner at the Bondi Tratt next door at 5:30pm. After dinner it’s back to the lounge for desserts, music and as much dancing as you can handle! More details to follow, register your interest with the office.

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International Day of Friendship
Jul
30
1:00 PM13:00

International Day of Friendship

We’ve all heard of Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day, but what about the International Day of Friendship? This day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate all of our friendships and to acknowledge their importance to us. We will be gathering together to have an afternoon tea, along with friendly activities such as card making, story sharing and friendship trivia. Please come along and support us by joining in our fun friendship afternoon.

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Sep
25
12:00 PM12:00

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest has become an international cause for celebrating with beer, friends and family. So we thought we’d do the same with a lunch for residents, friends and family…and sample some beers while we’re at it. Come along to celebrate with us - prizes for the best Bavarian costumes on the day!

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Qi Gong
Feb
14
9:30 AM09:30

Qi Gong

Resident Noni has been running free sessions of Qi Gong at the Astra for some time. Noni has been studying Qi Gong in Australia and China for many years and is an experienced teacher. Qi Gong is a form of Tai Chi; a gentle form of exercise, with slow movements that are geared for people with injuries, chronic conditions, and reduced flexibility. It can improve mobility, lower blood pressure, increase blood circulation, improve digestion, increase cardiovascular strength and reduce stress levels. Come along in some comfortable clothes on a Thursday morning to join in. Free for Astra residents, by donation for friends.

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Qi Gong
Feb
7
9:30 AM09:30

Qi Gong

Resident Noni has been running free sessions of Qi Gong at the Astra for some time. Noni has been studying Qi Gong in Australia and China for many years and is an experienced teacher. Qi Gong is a form of Tai Chi; a gentle form of exercise, with slow movements that are geared for people with injuries, chronic conditions, and reduced flexibility. It can improve mobility, lower blood pressure, increase blood circulation, improve digestion, increase cardiovascular strength and reduce stress levels. Come along in some comfortable clothes on a Thursday morning to join in. Free for Astra residents, by donation for friends.

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Qi Gong
Jan
31
9:30 AM09:30

Qi Gong

Resident Noni has been running free sessions of Qi Gong at the Astra for some time. Noni has been studying Qi Gong in Australia and China for many years and is an experienced teacher. Qi Gong is a form of Tai Chi; a gentle form of exercise, with slow movements that are geared for people with injuries, chronic conditions, and reduced flexibility. It can improve mobility, lower blood pressure, increase blood circulation, improve digestion, increase cardiovascular strength and reduce stress levels. Come along in some comfortable clothes on a Thursday morning to join in. Free for Astra residents, by donation for friends.

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Puzzle Day
Jan
29
10:30 AM10:30

Puzzle Day

That’s right folks, it’s puzzle day!! In keeping with this theme we will have puzzle stations set up in the common areas for all residents and guests to enjoy all through the day. Come along and watch or puzzle it out on your own or with friends. Morning tea will be provided.

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Australia Day BBQ
Jan
26
6:00 PM18:00

Australia Day BBQ

Happy Australia Day 2019!! The Astra will be celebrating with a BBQ in the courtyard - food, drinks and Aussie spirit galore. Friends and family are welcome to join residents in celebrating this holiday weekend. $10 per person includes sausage sizzle, salad, fruit and cheese platter, and soft drinks. BYO alcohol.

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Qi Gong
Jan
24
9:30 AM09:30

Qi Gong

Resident Noni has been running free sessions of Qi Gong at the Astra for some time. Noni has been studying Qi Gong in Australia and China for many years and is an experienced teacher. Qi Gong is a form of Tai Chi; a gentle form of exercise, with slow movements that are geared for people with injuries, chronic conditions, and reduced flexibility. It can improve mobility, lower blood pressure, increase blood circulation, improve digestion, increase cardiovascular strength and reduce stress levels. Come along in some comfortable clothes on a Thursday morning to join in. Free for Astra residents, by donation for friends.

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Qi Gong
Jan
17
9:30 AM09:30

Qi Gong

Resident Noni has been running free sessions of Qi Gong at the Astra for some time. Noni has been studying Qi Gong in Australia and China for many years and is an experienced teacher. Qi Gong is a form of Tai Chi; a gentle form of exercise, with slow movements that are geared for people with injuries, chronic conditions, and reduced flexibility. It can improve mobility, lower blood pressure, increase blood circulation, improve digestion, increase cardiovascular strength and reduce stress levels. Come along in some comfortable clothes on a Thursday morning to join in. Free for Astra residents, by donation for friends.

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Technology Workshop - Watching Videos: YouTube, Netflix and Stan
Jan
15
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop - Watching Videos: YouTube, Netflix and Stan

Welcome to a new year of technology workshops! We will kick off the year with a foray into watching videos online. We will investigate YouTube, Netflix and Stan, looking at both the benefits and the pitfalls of using the internet to watch clips, TV episodes and movies.

We will have our usual morning cup of tea before the session gets underway, and then we will break in time for lunch. As always, anyone is welcome, and if you wish to get familiar with how you can use specific apps please bring your devices down with you.

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Qi Gong
Jan
10
9:30 AM09:30

Qi Gong

Resident Noni has been running free sessions of Qi Gong at the Astra for some time. Noni has been studying Qi Gong in Australia and China for many years and is an experienced teacher. Qi Gong is a form of Tai Chi; a gentle form of exercise, with slow movements that are geared for people with injuries, chronic conditions, and reduced flexibility. It can improve mobility, lower blood pressure, increase blood circulation, improve digestion, increase cardiovascular strength and reduce stress levels. Come along in some comfortable clothes on a Thursday morning to join in. Free for Astra residents, by donation for friends.

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Qi Gong
Jan
3
9:30 AM09:30

Qi Gong

Resident Noni has been running free sessions of Qi Gong at the Astra for some time. Noni has been studying Qi Gong in Australia and China for many years and is an experienced teacher. Qi Gong is a form of Tai Chi; a gentle form of exercise, with slow movements that are geared for people with injuries, chronic conditions, and reduced flexibility. It can improve mobility, lower blood pressure, increase blood circulation, improve digestion, increase cardiovascular strength and reduce stress levels. Come along in some comfortable clothes on a Thursday morning to join in. Free for Astra residents, by donation for friends.

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Qi Gong
Dec
20
9:30 AM09:30

Qi Gong

Resident Noni has been running free sessions of Qi Gong at the Astra for some time. Noni has been studying Qi Gong in Australia and China for many years and is an experienced teacher. Qi Gong is a form of Tai Chi; a gentle form of exercise, with slow movements that are geared for people with injuries, chronic conditions, and reduced flexibility. It can improve mobility, lower blood pressure, increase blood circulation, improve digestion, increase cardiovascular strength and reduce stress levels. Come along in some comfortable clothes on a Thursday morning to join in. Free for Astra residents, by donation for friends.

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Technology Workshop - Keeping in Touch
Dec
18
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop - Keeping in Touch

In our final technology workshop of the year we will be looking at how to use Skype, WhatsApp, FaceTime and other resources to keep in touch with family and friends online. There are so many ways of keeping in touch to choose from these days, so we will explain a bit about the main ones and how they work. Many of these companies allow you to talk for free to other people with the same technology, so it’s a great tool for people who have friends and family all over the country or all over the world.

We will have our usual morning cup of tea before the session gets underway, and then we will break in time for lunch. As always, anyone is welcome, and if you wish to get familiar with how you can use specific apps please bring your devices down with you.

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Christmas Party!
Dec
6
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas Party!

We are so looking forward to enjoying a wonderful Christmas party with residents and friends. Beginning in the lounge with pre-dinner drinks at 5pm, we will go to the Tratt for our Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, and then return to the Astra for dessert and live music. It is always a really happy occasion, full of food, laughter, fun and usually some energetic dancing.

We will have music and banter from John Campbell this year, with his renditions of traditional Christmas tunes as well as some classic pop and rock numbers. It will be a surefire way to kick off the festive season with a bang.

More details to follow, but if you are interested in attending all or part of it please let the office know. Friends and family are, of course, welcome.

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Qi Gong
Dec
6
9:30 AM09:30

Qi Gong

Resident Noni has been running free sessions of Qi Gong at the Astra for some time. Noni has been studying Qi Gong in Australia and China for many years and is an experienced teacher. Qi Gong is a form of Tai Chi; a gentle form of exercise, with slow movements that are geared for people with injuries, chronic conditions, and reduced flexibility. It can improve mobility, lower blood pressure, increase blood circulation, improve digestion, increase cardiovascular strength and reduce stress levels. Come along in some comfortable clothes on a Thursday morning to join in. Free for Astra residents, by donation for friends.

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Qi Gong
Nov
29
9:30 AM09:30

Qi Gong

Resident Noni has been running free sessions of Qi Gong at the Astra for some time. Noni has been studying Qi Gong in Australia and China for many years and is an experienced teacher. Qi Gong is a form of Tai Chi; a gentle form of exercise, with slow movements that are geared for people with injuries, chronic conditions, and reduced flexibility. It can improve mobility, lower blood pressure, increase blood circulation, improve digestion, increase cardiovascular strength and reduce stress levels. Come along in some comfortable clothes on a Thursday morning to join in. Free for Astra residents, by donation for friends.

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Qi Gong
Nov
15
9:30 AM09:30

Qi Gong

Resident Noni has been running free sessions of Qi Gong at the Astra for some time. Noni has been studying Qi Gong in Australia and China for many years and is an experienced teacher. Qi Gong is a form of Tai Chi; a gentle form of exercise, with slow movements that are geared for people with injuries, chronic conditions, and reduced flexibility. It can improve mobility, lower blood pressure, increase blood circulation, improve digestion, increase cardiovascular strength and reduce stress levels. Come along in some comfortable clothes on a Thursday morning to join in. Free for Astra residents, by donation for friends.

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