26 September 2023

Seniors share a century of stories

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NSW Seniors Card has released its annual Seniors Stories book, an initiative that aims to recognise and value the experiences of seniors in our communities.

Acting Minister for Seniors, Geoff Lee launched the book last week in front of the book’s 100 authors at NSW Parliament House.

“The stories featured in the book are truly remarkable and will make you smile, cry and maybe even relate to the author,” Dr Lee said.

“This book is an opportunity for seniors to participate in the community, showcase their skills and share knowledge with younger generations,” he said.

“These authors are sharing their wisdom and creativity while breaking down ageist stereotypes.”

Dr Lee said Seniors Card members had been invited to contribute short stories to the book.

“Their tales include the emotional reunion of two sisters separated at birth, a dramatic escape from a fire and a romance at sea,” he said.

He said the Government introduced the series of books in 2013 as a way of recognising and valuing the experiences of seniors.

“It is a great read and gives a rare insight into the lives of seniors and their perspectives.”

Dr Lee said Seniors’ Stories Volume 5 was available at all local libraries across NSW from 16 December 2019.

The book is currently available for download at this PS News link.

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