One hundred seniors have shared their tales of triumph and tragedy in this year’s edition of Seniors’ Stories Volume 5.
Member for Epping Dominic Perrottet congratulated the two seniors from Epping and Castle Hill whose treasured stories were included in the book.
“Castle Hill’s Eunice Whitemore and Epping’s Bladwin Groney’s works shine a meaningful light on the joy of life, with many sentimental anecdotes and life stories,” Mr Perrottet 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 and I would encourage everyone in Epping to pick up a copy.”
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.