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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.
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:
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.
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
If you are interested in this class
Whether your preference is for painting or drawing
Whether you consider yourself experienced or a beginner
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 - Thursday4.00pm on the Platform at the Coal Loader
NON HUB ACTIVITIES
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:
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