Who is an older adult?

There is no one simple answer!

Older adults are an extremely diverse group of people - it's not a one size fits all situation! Every older adult has a unique story to tell, and has a unique collection of experiences that makes them who they are today.

Each month we highlight a different member and hear a little of their personal story, hear what motivates them to keep exercising as they get older, and learn about their philosophy on ageing and life in general.

Member Bea

Ageing is not something I think about often - I feel quite young and energetic in the present moment - but I am not afraid of ageing. Age is really just a number for me - I am more afraid of not being able to do the things I want to do as I get older. Getting older is something that happens to all of us, and I know I'll embrace the process with a positive attitude ...

Member Julie

I have been retired from teaching now for seven years. Life is busy enough however, with family and community involvements. I play badminton twice a week, volunteer in two community groups, one with refugees and asylum seekers, the other in a community chat room at the Greensborough Plaza...
Julie hiking in the Pyrenees

Member Lyn

I have been retired now for 14 years, I’ve been married for 48 years, and I have moved house more times than I ever wanted to. Thankfully I am very happy where we are living presently, in a lovely townhouse that has just the right amount of garden, and great neighbours too...