Memories of the Astra - Waverley Library Theatrette
Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

Memories of the Astra - Waverley Library Theatrette

Waverley Library will be showing a double feature of movies this afternoon: the short silent film Beautiful Bondi followed by the Summer of the Seventeenth Doll. Starring Ernest Borgnine, John Mills, Anne Baxter and Angela Lansbury, some scenes from the latter film were shot at Bondi and the Astra.

Our very own Aaron will be giving a short presentation on the Astra today. Surely this is an event not to be missed. For more information see the library website.

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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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Technology Workshop
Apr
16
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop

Welcome to a new year of technology workshops! This year we will be revisiting some of the more popular topics from last year, as well as investigating new and interesting ones. Keep your eyes peeled for information on what the topic is each month…

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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Technology Workshop
May
21
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop

Welcome to a new year of technology workshops! This year we will be revisiting some of the more popular topics from last year, as well as investigating new and interesting ones. Keep your eyes peeled for information on what the topic is each month…

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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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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Technology Workshop
Jun
18
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop

Welcome to a new year of technology workshops! This year we will be revisiting some of the more popular topics from last year, as well as investigating new and interesting ones. Keep your eyes peeled for information on what the topic is each month…

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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Devonshire Tea Day
Jun
28
2:00 PM14:00

Devonshire Tea Day

In support of that most lovely of treats the Devonshire Tea, this event will be sure to get your stomach rumbling in anticipation. We will present a free tea full of scones, jam and cream - enough to satisfy even the most sweet-toothed of us out there! Please come along and bring your friends and family as well.

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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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Moon Landing Day Celebrations - 50th Anniversary
Jul
15
to Jul 21

Moon Landing Day Celebrations - 50th Anniversary

On 20th July 1969, Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the moon. This year, we will celebrate 50 years since that momentous achievement. In honour of this, we will be organising a number of space-themed activities throughout this week - food, movies, sharing moon landing memories, decorations and more.

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Technology Workshop
Jul
16
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop

Welcome to a new year of technology workshops! This year we will be revisiting some of the more popular topics from last year, as well as investigating new and interesting ones. Keep your eyes peeled for information on what the topic is each month…

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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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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Book Lovers' Day
Aug
9
1:00 PM13:00

Book Lovers' Day

We are going to celebrate all things literary today, with a number of book-themed activities. We will have a book swap set up, an opportunity for residents and friends to discuss their favourite books, and other activities to be confirmed. Keep an eye out for more details…

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Technology Workshop
Aug
20
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop

Welcome to a new year of technology workshops! This year we will be revisiting some of the more popular topics from last year, as well as investigating new and interesting ones. Keep your eyes peeled for information on what the topic is each month…

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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Technology Workshop
Sep
17
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop

Welcome to a new year of technology workshops! This year we will be revisiting some of the more popular topics from last year, as well as investigating new and interesting ones. Keep your eyes peeled for information on what the topic is each month…

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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Oktoberfest
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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Walktober
Oct
1
9:00 AM09:00

Walktober

This month is Australia’s walking month, and we will be organising a number of activities to go along with this theme. We will have a bus trip for those who want to come on a day walk, step challenges for those who want to see how they can increase their walking, and a walking group for residents who want to meet regularly for a walk. More details to follow…

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Technology Workshop
Oct
15
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop

Welcome to a new year of technology workshops! This year we will be revisiting some of the more popular topics from last year, as well as investigating new and interesting ones. Keep your eyes peeled for information on what the topic is each month…

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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Melbourne Cup 2019
Nov
5
1:00 PM13:00

Melbourne Cup 2019

It’s that time of year again folks and we are off to the races…figuratively, at least. We will have our annual Melbourne Cup lunch, with sweeps and lots of race-day excitement, followed by a viewing of the race itself. So get out your poshest frocks and dust down your hats and fascinators and be prepared for a whole lot of fun.

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Technology Workshop
Nov
19
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop

Welcome to a new year of technology workshops! This year we will be revisiting some of the more popular topics from last year, as well as investigating new and interesting ones. Keep your eyes peeled for information on what the topic is each month…

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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Bake a Cake Day
Nov
26
10:00 AM10:00

Bake a Cake Day

Join us for an interactive cake baking session in celebration of ‘Bake a Cake Day’! Bring down your favourite recipes, share tips for baking the perfect cake, and generally have fun while we engage in a little culinary therapy. Even if you don’t love baking, feel free to come and enjoy the fruits of our labours as we share our cake with a cuppa and good friends. Not to be missed!

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Make a Gift Day
Dec
3
10:00 AM10:00

Make a Gift Day

Why not join us and make a gift in time for Christmas? Make a Gift Day is celebrated on 3rd December, and gives you the opportunity to start thinking about that dreaded present list. Hand-made gifts are always well appreciated, especially by the person in your life who seems to have everything! We will be talking about interesting and unique ideas for gift-making in this session, as well as having hands-on practical activities throughout. Please come along and bring your friends - the more the merrier.

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Christmas Party
Dec
5
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas Party

Please join us for our annual Christmas event, where we have a lovely dinner followed by plenty of desserts, drinks and dancing. We will meet in the lounge at 5pm to have a pre-dinner drink, and then head to the Bondi Tratt for a beautiful Christmas meal of turkey and ham with all the trimmings. After dinner we will be joined by a musician who will serenade us through dessert, the raffle and beyond. Put on your dancing shoes and prepare for a touch of Christmas sparkle in 2019…

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Technology Workshop
Dec
17
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop

Welcome to a new year of technology workshops! This year we will be revisiting some of the more popular topics from last year, as well as investigating new and interesting ones. Keep your eyes peeled for information on what the topic is each month…

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
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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Technology Workshop
Mar
19
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop

Welcome to a new year of technology workshops! This year we will be revisiting some of the more popular topics from last year, as well as investigating new and interesting ones. Keep your eyes peeled for information on what the topic is each month…

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
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
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
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
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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Seniors' Week Bus Trip and BBQ
Feb
20
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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Technology Workshop - Taking, Editing and Sending Photos
Feb
19
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop - Taking, Editing and Sending Photos

Welcome to a new year of technology workshops! This workshop will look at how to take, edit and send photos on your mobile device. We will also discuss taking a screenshot. It will be an interactive session, so please do bring down your phones and tablets with you so you can practice as we go.

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.

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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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