Rare Insight Into The Lives Of NSW Seniors

The Baulkham Hills community can now immerse themselves in 100 treasured real-life stories written by everyday NSW seniors in this year’s Seniors’ Stories Volume 3.

Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott said building wooden Porsches, meeting the Pope, finding and losing love, manning fishing trawlers in a storm, life at age 101, and humorous moments with modern technology were all but a handful of stories now available at the Baulkham Hills library.

“This book will transport you into the lives of our brilliant seniors, offer inspiration, comedic relief, and perhaps even comfort as they bare all and share their real-life experiences,” Mr Elliott said.

The chapters of the book, including the chapter Cheating Vera from Joan Stammers of Baulkham Hills, correlate with the five priorities of the NSW Government’s Ageing Strategy 2016-2020: health and wellbeing, working and retiring, housing choices, getting around and inclusive communities.

“This book will not only make you laugh and cry, it will inspire, help build greater connections between young and old in our communities, and encourage older people to stay healthy and socially connected,” Mr Elliott said.

The highly anticipated non-fiction publication, bursting with 100 original stories, was launched by Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies at Parliament House on Thursday.

“These seniors’ stories are truly extraordinary and we can all learn from the incredible tales of achievement, loss, creativity and connection,” Mrs Davies said.

“The NSW Government is delighted to be able to recognise the talents of seniors in this book. I encourage everyone to download a copy or find it in your nearest library, you will not be disappointed.”

The NSW Government’s Seniors’ Stories Volume 3 will be available at all local libraries across NSW from Wednesday, 18 November 2017, or a copy can be downloaded from www.seniorscard.nsw.gov.au.