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Turning tragedy to Commonwealth Games Gold

By Jason Nykiel

For someone who reached the summit of domestic and international competitive swimming, broke world records, competed at two Olympics and won Commonwealth Games Gold all before her 25th birthday, Meagen Nay is incredibly modest. Read more »


Meet Nola who is improving digital literacy

To celebrate International Women’s Day we are shining the spotlight on senior trail blazers who are making the world a little bit brighter in their own way.  Read more »


Breaking the rules with Dr Penny Burns

To celebrate International Women’s Day we are shining the spotlight on senior trail blazers who are making the world brighter in their own way.  Read more »


For the love of Travel

By Ryan Hoy

From England to Australia, Diane Sadler has never been afraid of the travelling life. Diane was born in Enfield, a borough in North London, and while she did enjoy life in England, it wasn’t to be, as there were Sunny Coasts on her horizon. Read more »


Tina and Ann Traralgon Red Cross

Our founder Bev Wilkinson is on a quest to seek wisdom from elders in regional Victoria. First off the bucket list is Traralgon, which is the largest city in the Latrobe Valley Victoria Austalia. 

Tina and Ann are volunteers at the Red Cross Opportunity Store in Traralgon. 

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Wisdom at the bus stop

By Caitlin McMullen Edited by Jake Watson

A cold and rainy Wednesday afternoon; fate set this up. I hardly catch my local 566 bus, but as it was raining, I thought that I would. Sitting under the bus shelter, waiting for the rain to subside and the bus to approach, a man with a walking stick asked me if he could take a seat next to me, to which I replied, “Of course”. Read more »


Age is just a number

By Rebecca Turner

MEET Dawn Hutchinson, she is a passionate, tech savvy senior that Australia needs to know about. At 87 years old, she never seems to slow down. Dawn is always moving from project to project, her passion being family trees and ancestry.

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A Look inside: Palliative Care

By Rebecca Turner

Palliative care is the end of life initiative that is put in place to make patients and family as comfortable as possible during heartbreaking times.

In Australia, palliative care had a 56 per-cent increase over the 10 year period of 1999-2009, with one in three patients dying while under palliative care.

This initiative is not only offered in hospitals but at patient’s homes and hospices.

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Confession Time with a person in the spotlight

By Bev Wilkinson

Imagine being picked on because you were tall and kind of awkward. Well this is how it all started for CEO of Ritchies Supermarkets Fred Harrison who admits as a child he was a scaredy cat.

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Celebrate Living History Profile: of an Aged Care Nurse.

By Stephanie Dunbar

Working in the aged care industry is not a job for the faint hearted. It involves lots of patience, long hours and constant focused attention.

Celebrate Living History was fortunate enough to gain a glimpse into the day-to-day work of an aged care nurse, Jacqui.

Jacqui works as a nurse at one of the Catholic Homes in Victoria and has humbly asked that we do not reveal her full name. Read more »