Wollongong is promoting itself as an age-friendly town and is putting together a positive ageing plan for the next few years. Last Sunday, October 1, was the International Day of Older People and the council chose 8 older residents to profile on public panels for the day. They are on display somewhere in the town for the whole month of October. The topic of these was “things I’ve learnt”. I was one of these, and found I had much in common with the other 7 whom I met at the launch. I was interviewed by Darinka, who wrote the text on the poster (see below next to my panel)
The last sentence above, was my answer to the question “how would you describe a successful life”? I often wonder when my grandchildren are my age, how will they worry about the future of their grandchildren. So I see my life’s influence spanning about 150 years.
I was interviewed at the launch and that story is here.