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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bingo!
Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

Bingo!

Roll up, roll up...it's bingo time! Wine and light refreshments will be served and of course there will be prizes for the winners. Family and friends are very welcome to this regular Astra event. Please note that bingo has changed to a MONDAY evening, and will be on Mondays from now on.

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