Tuesday, 19 November 2019

One hundred seniors have shared their tales of triumph and tragedy in this year’s edition of Seniors’ Stories Volume 5.

Bega MP Andrew Constance congratulated the two seniors from our region whose treasured stories were included in the book.

“Judith Turner of South Durras and Peter Johnsen of Broulee have both been successful in having their stories included.

“From 600 entries, 100 were chosen, it fantastic to see that we have two from the Eurobodalla that are part of that 100,” Mr Constance said.

“Judith’s story: Camping with Crocs and Peter’s story: Bush tennis are both great reads and fit with the theme of this volume of the book, which is ‘Love your life’.

“I would encourage everyone in across the region to go out and get a copy of the book. It will make you smile, cry and be inspired,” Mr Constance said.

“Seniors in our community have had so many amazing experiences and it is fantastic we are able to hear from them through the Seniors’ Stories book.”

An initiative of the NSW Seniors Card, members were invited to contribute short-stories to the book which were influenced by the theme of ‘Love Your Life’.   

Acting Minister for Seniors Geoff Lee said the NSW Government introduced the series in 2013 as a way of recognising and valuing the experiences of seniors.

“This book provides an opportunity for seniors to participate in the community, showcase their skills and share their wisdom with younger generations,” Mr Lee said.

“These authors are breaking down ageist stereotypes and connecting with others through their own experiences.”

“It is a great read that gives a compelling insight into the lives of seniors.”

Seniors’ Stories Volume 5 will be available to download from 18 November at: https://www.seniorscard.nsw.gov.au/news-activities/seniors-stories

The latest volume will be available to borrow at all local NSW libraries from 9 December.