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The Waverton Hub

75 Bay Rd Waverton 2060

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Dear friend


I was fortunate. The company I worked with embraced computer technology in its infancy and I found discovering the internet fascinating. As a one-time university librarian, it opened up a reference library at my fingertips. Over the years I have explored the internet more and have recently embraced AI (artificial intelligence) for some of my work.


There have been many studies done over the years that show that Social Media has a positive impact on seniors. These studies have shown Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to be the 3 most popular. An American Psychological Association study found that seniors who used social media “were more likely to participate in activities that can lead to greater health”. This study also found these seniors had lower blood pressure, fewer cases of diabetes and fewer negative health problems such as smoking and depression.


Facebook is perfect for keeping in touch with family and friends. The Hub was founded because of the need for older members of the community to keep in touch – and Facebook facilitates this.


On the Hub Facebook page you will find posts about some of the activities. Members of the Board are able to post on this page.


There is also a Waverton Hub Members page. The members page has been set up as a place where you can ask other members a question, talk about an activity or simply get in touch.


This page is found by clicking on More, then Groups, on the Facebook page. (To join this page you will need to ask an administrator or another member to invite you by email. You need to respond to this email and then you will be approved by a group administrator – it sounds like a bit of rigamarole but it maintains privacy).


Of course, there are many members who already use Facebook – and I hope more will ask to join the members page – send an email.


Last week the newsletter was packed with news including about Sydney Open, a chance to go behind the scenes of buildings and spaces not usually open to the public. One Hubber volunteered at the last moment and was photographed with the minister at St Stephens Church in Macquarie Street by another Hubber!


I hope you will take the time to read all the newsletter this week – there are new activities coming – and old ones returning... see below.

Happy Hubbing,


Carol Fallows








Going to Diwali

At the Bradfield Park Celebrations 






Monday Local Walks
November 13, 2023, 7:30 am to November 13, 2023, 9:30 am

Meet at Waverton at 7.30am. Bring your Opal Card and Mask.
Click here.. to see details of this walk and photos from last week.


Out of Area Walk
November 13, 2023, 9:30 am to November 13, 2023, 2:00 pm

Meet at Waverton at 9:30am. Bring your Opal Card and Mask.

A walk may start earlier if it is a long one. This will be advised by email a few days prior. 


Speakers Program
November 14, 2023, 2:00 pm to November 14, 2023, 3:30 pm

14 November 2023 – Family History – a worldwide ticket to Adventure – Susi Prescott


Author Susi Prescott invites you to share her decade-long global rollercoaster of travel and research, unravelling the mystery and suspense of her family’s history. While on an unrelated (or so she thought) life journey in a different direction, to Peru, Susi was assailed by a series of extraordinary coincidences which launched her into the pursuit of a story which would catapult her across five continents and affect her life in unimaginable ways

Come and listen to Susie at our Waverton Hub Speakers’ Presentation:

2pm at the Waverton Hall, 75 Bay Rd, Waverton

Tuesday 14 November 2023.

No need to book – free entry – all invited.



Men's Dinner at Waterview Cafe
November 15, 2023, 6:00 pm to November 15, 2023, 8:30 pm

Men's Dinner 

Our next dinner is on Wednesday 15th November at Waterview Cafe.

97 Bay Rd Waverton at 6.00 for 6.30pm

Bookings are essential via the Hub to assist with catering. The number attending will be strictly limited.

We will have exclusive access and as it is not licensed it will be BYO (corkage at $2pp applies and will be added to your bill)

Please register and come.

This a good chance for men to get together. After dinner any attendee has the opportunity to address the group for a maximum 3 minutes about any topic. 

All men are welcome, including non-members.

Enquiries at Please include Men’s Dinner in the Subject.

Bookings are now open.

Please Book Online by CLICKING 'read more' below and follow the prompts.


Thursday Out of Area Walk
November 16, 2023, 9:30 am to November 16, 2023, 2:00 pm

Meet at Waverton at 9:30am. Bring your Opal Card and Mask.

A walk may start earlier if it is a long one. This will be advised by email a few days prior. 

The route will often be the same as the Monday walk, sometimes we will modify it. We may introduce some new walks as we go along.

The Leader will vary from week to week - if you would like to join our group of leaders let us know when you come. 


Bookings for the Christmas Party are selling fast.

They close on Friday November 17


Hub Christmas Party
November 23, 2023, 3:30 pm to November 23, 2023, 6:30 pm

Bookings are now open for the 2023 Hub Christmas Party to be held on Thursday November 23

From 3.30pm to 6.30pm

at the Wollstonecraft Bowling Club, 7 Russell St Wollstonecraft (a short walk through Smoothey Park from the Wollstonecraft Station)

This event is free and so is for Members only 

You will receive a free drink on arrival. Other drinks can be bought at the bar.

Catering will again be by Waterview Cafe 

Bookings are now open - Book here.

If you are booking for someone else, please include their name when you book.

Also please keep a record of you booking so that you will know that you have already booked.





There are a number of vacancies especially the Tuesday 4.00pm class. There are 7 weeks left in this Term. The cost is $8 per class. Please contact the Hub if you are interested in joining this class. The teacher is Amelia.






‘Hub Christmas Carolling’

CALLING ALL SINGERS (and those who just like to sing).  The Hub Christmas Choir is up and running after 3 years of Covid.  Come and join us for fun carols at Waverton village.

PERFORMANCES: Waverton village, Tuesday 19 Dec, 5 pm—6 pm, and Thursday 21 December, 5 pm—6 pm

PRACTICES: 4 Wednesday evenings at Crows Nest Uniting Church, Shirley Road, Wollstonecraft (near fire station) 6 pm—7 pm: 22 Nov, 29 Nov, 6 Dec, 13 Dec. (Please attend at least 3 practices, unless you are an experienced musician or invited artist.)

PARKING FOR PRACTICES: Free Council parking at Nicholson parking station (about 50 metres from practice venue)

PRIOR SINGING EXPERIENCE? Unnecessary (but helpful if you can keep basically in tune!)


ANY QUESTIONS? Contact Peter Butt on 0438 687 440





Family History Group 2024

Did you spend your COVID days learning about your family history? And learnt that there was so much more to learn? Wondering where to go to from here?

If this is you, then you might be interested in joining a local group who can share, collaborate, learn, brainstorm and sympathise together while breaking down those brickwalls.

Please get in touch and let us know of your interest.




The Hub art class will return on Wednesday mornings in 2024. The class will encompass both painting and drawing and be suitable for both people with experience and new comers interested in beginning to draw or paint. Numbers will be limited. In order to help us cater to people’s interests  could you please let us know

  1. If you are interested in this class
  2. Whether your preference is for painting or drawing
  3. Whether you consider yourself experienced or a beginner

Please email




The Hub is organising a theatre party to see David Williamson’s new play, The Great Divide at the Ensemble on Thursday 18 April at 11.00 am. The Ensemble has a shuttle bus to take people to and from Milson’s Point Station. The cost of the tickets is $83.00.

The bookings will open in March  




Plus all the Exercise Classes and these activities;





Tai Chi / Qui Jong every Mon, Tue & Wed 8am in Brennan Park, 

The Coffee Catchup Tuesday 10am at Botanica 


Hub Happy Hour Wednesday 4.30pm at Cafe Quattro



Boules - Thursday 4.00pm on the Platform at the Coal Loader





Scenes from the Sage Age Play Writing Competition


This is a national play writing competition for people 60 and over.  

Submit a 15 to 20 minute stage play on any topic (politics, dating apps, shoehorns).

The best entries will be showcased in a soirée-style event with live music, March 2024 in the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, Sydney. The script assessors are renowned playwrights Justin Fleming, Catherine Zimdahl and Stephen Sewell. 

Submissions close Friday 15 December.  Please submit now if your script is ready. Guidelines and entry form are at:





Read their November newsletter. There is a great resource for Getting Sorted with the Seniors Personal Record Book which you can download and complete with your information.







Warm regards,

The Hub eNews Team  



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