100 Seniors share their Stories

31 Jan 2020 community_groups

One hundred seniors have shared their tales of triumph and tragedy in Volume 5 of Seniors’ Stories, including six Central Coast residents.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said Seniors’ Stories is an annual compilation of essays and short stories written by seniors across NSW.


“Of the 100 seniors across NSW featured in Seniors’ Stories, six from the Central Coast had their treasured stories included in the book,” Mr Crouch said.


“I would encourage everyone to grab a copy of the book at a local library or online.


“Central Coast seniors have many amazing experiences to share and it is fantastic to hear them through the Seniors’ Stories book.”


The six Central Coast residents to be included in Volume 5 of Seniors’ Stories are:

  • Sheila Drakeley, Umina Beach
  • Nola Foster, Terrigal
  • Anne Nielsen, Kincumber
  • Bob Pierse, Holgate
  • Heidrun Rodach, Erina
  • Vivien Sale, Kincumber


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,” Dr 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.”


Volume 5 of Seniors’ Stories is available to download at: www.seniorscard.nsw.gov.au/news-activities/seniors-stories.