100 Seniors Share Their Stories

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

Member for Manly James Griffin congratulated the three seniors from the Manly electorate whose treasured stories were included in the book.

Alison Logie of Balgowlah, Matthew Solomon from Balgowlah and Maureen Morgan from Manly Vale each had their stories recorded in this year’s edition.

“I would encourage everyone on the Northern Beaches to go out and get a copy of the book. It will make you smile and be inspired,” Mr Griffin 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.