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‘Tis the season to be jolly!

Over 100 seniors gathered at the Harmonie German Club in Narrabundah for a spectacular Christmas lunch on 6 December.

The event was organised by the staff in the Woden Community Service’s Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and was their biggest Christmas lunch to date. On the day 115 ladies and gents, clients of our services, joined us for food, festivities and dancing.

With his smooth as honey voice, Tony Haley, entertained the crowd with all the classic songs that got the diners up dancing and singing along between courses. They even had the privilege of celebrating a happy couple’s 60th Wedding Anniversary on the day.

Many of the CHSP volunteers and office staff were all hands on deck with transporting half of the service users to and from the event, signing them in, seating them, bringing them drinks, serving them food and getting them into the dancing mood (not that much encouragement was needed of course!) by putting their dancing shoes on themselves.

A lucky dip raffle was held with all of the incredibly generous Christmas gifts that were donated to the event by staff.

Special thanks to all the volunteers, CHSP drivers, our ACTION bus driver, Dot, and the staff of The Harmonie German Club, for all their hard work ensuring the smooth running of the event. Everyone went above and beyond the call of duty. The smiling faces and laughter that ensued were evidence enough that the event was a huge success.

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Acknowledgement of Country

"Woden Community Service acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional owners of this land and their continuing connection to land and community. We also acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have come from other nations to live on Ngunnawal land. We pay our respects to their cultures, ancestors and Elders past, present and future."