Seniors’ Short Stories Set to Inspire

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

A local doctor’s tale of journeying across different cultures, countries, roles and relationships is just one of the poignant stories revealed in the latest edition of Seniors’ Stories.

Jonathan O’Dea Member for Davidson encouraged people to read Seniors’ Stories Volume 4, which showcases over 100 inspiring short stories written by NSW seniors.

“Older people have so much to offer our community. This book has some wonderful stories on theme of positive ageing, so I encourage everyone to read it,” Mr O’Dea said.

Dr Ramah Juta of St Ives was featured in the volume, authoring a short story titled ‘Gratitude’. Dr Juta’s contribution reflects on her full life, encouraging seniors to maintain their physical and mental wellbeing through physical activity, music, dance, art and travel.

“Dr Juta’s is living proof of her own words, “Age is no barrier to achievement”. I congratulate her on this valuable contribution to Seniors’ Stories,” Mr O’Dea said.

Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies today launched the fourth instalment of the much-loved publication. Minister Davies and Mr O’Dea celebrated with Seniors’ Stories authors at an event at NSW Parliament.

“This book not only gives seniors the chance to bring their precious stories to life, but it allows them to show off their writing skills and connect with others,” Mrs Davies said.

“Society can benefit from the wisdom and knowledge of our seniors. This book allows older people to pass on their stories to younger generations to enjoy as well,” Mrs Davies concluded.

The cover of Seniors’ Stories Volume 4 features this year’s winner of the NSW Grandparents Day Photography Competition. A copy can be found at all local libraries across NSW from December or downloaded from www.seniorscard.nsw.gov.au.