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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Qi Gong
May
30
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
Jun
18
11:00 AM11:00

Technology Workshop

This month we are having a bigger technology event to try and increase awareness in our community. We will have a morning tea as usual, followed by an extended series of workshops. We will then have a BBQ lunch to finish the day. Some of the topics we will include will be privacy, scams, fraud, security and online safety. We will allow plenty of time for actually putting things into practice on your devices, so please do bring them with you. Aaron and Anna will be available over lunch to discuss any technological issues you may have so come prepared to ask questions!

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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
May
23
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
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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Qi Gong
May
16
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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Bus Trip - Throsby Park
May
15
9:00 AM09:00

Bus Trip - Throsby Park

We will be taking a trip to historic Throsby Park, resident Noni’s ancestral home. To see more about this beautiful homestead you can visit their Wikipedia page. We have a bus booked, which will leave at 9am from the Astra, and the cost to residents is just $10. All family and friends are welcome to attend also. After the tour we will stop for some lunch somewhere local. To sign up, or for more information, please come and see Anna or Aaron in the office.

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Afternoon Tea - WITH TALK BY NONI
May
9
2:30 PM14:30

Afternoon Tea - WITH TALK BY NONI

TODAY - SPECIAL EVENT! Resident Noni will be giving a talk about her ancestral family home, Throsby Park, in preparation for our trip their next week. Please come along and give Noni your support. Afternoon tea will happen as usual.

Twice a week at the Astra, residents gather together in the lounge for afternoon tea and a chat. Come along for a cuppa of your choice and a slice of cake - friends and guests welcome at any time.

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Qi Gong
May
9
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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May Day
May
6
12:00 PM12:00

May Day

Join us in a celebration of May Day, where we will bring new life to the common areas and recreate the feel of a spring fair. We will have a sausage sizzle, a cake stand, music, games, crafts, juggling, a lucky dip, a book swap and more…

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Qi Gong
May
2
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
Apr
25
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
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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Qi Gong
Apr
11
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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World Health Day Morning Tea
Apr
8
11:00 AM11:00

World Health Day Morning Tea

Yesterday, 7th April, was World Health Day. In recognition of this, we will be holding a morning tea for all those interested in having a chat and looking at some nutritional literature over a cuppa and a healthy snack. Our local pharmacist, Natasha, will be talking to us about nutrition and also showing us the innovative and useful Webster-pak system. Feel free to bring friends and family along to this wellbeing event.

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Afternoon Tea
Apr
4
2:30 PM14:30

Afternoon Tea

Twice a week at the Astra, residents gather together in the lounge for afternoon tea and a chat. Come along for a cuppa of your choice and a slice of cake - friends and guests welcome at any time.

This week, we have a special event happening alongside afternoon tea! We will have a representative from the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia coming to set up a fun quiz game, filled with questions about Australian Film, TV and Music history. It is a game that can be played by large and small groups, and it will be an experience that entertains, educates and engages with Australian cultural history. Come along and have fun with residents, friends and family.

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Qi Gong
Apr
4
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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