Age Speaks

“Advice for the young: work hard and save your money” I’m Frank Oliver, born on 4th July 1925, so now I’m 93. I was married to a lovely girl for sixty-eight years and we had three children. We now have ten grandchildren and twenty-four great grandkids....

“Oh, you look much happier now that the footy is coming up!” I came to this aged care home when I was in my 40’s. That’s young, isn’t it? I’m only coming up to 66 now. People always say, don’t talk about your birthday! I’m young...

“My advice is to get out, exercise, and visit people!” For my 100th birthday, I received a letter from the queen. I am 103 years old, and I still have the paper from the year I was born. We lived in south-west Sydney, and it was a...

I completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Queensland. I was always very involved with music, and I still play the piano every morning. I’ve always been interested in theatre and acting. I was selected as one of the first students at NIDA...

Music means a lot to me.  My favourite song is “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong, it’s glorious. I used to be a singer, a mezzo-soprano. I did eight years of opera, mainly operettas in small groups. And then I went into dancing, just...