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Tony Carroll has his say

September 29, 2020

Tony Carroll was among several residents responding to questions about becoming older as part of OCAV’s contribution to the UN International Day of the Older Person on Thursday 1 October. This year is the 30th anniversary of the day, and the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.

What is the greatest thing about being your age?

Being well enough to enjoy it.

Do you ever look back and say the ‘good old days?

No, not very often

What is your hope for the future?

A safer life. No more pandemics.  Find a vaccine for current virus.

Do you think that wisdom automatically comes with old age?

No. you experience a lot going through life but I think people are wiser through their middle years than older years.

What makes you mad about the world today, and can we change it?

Mad about politics. The incompetence of people in higher responsibility. Change through election.

What is the one thing you would tell the Prime Minister to do for older people?

Put more money into allocation of pensions.

Some people say that old people are a burden to society. What would you say to them?

Wouldn’t like it said to me but literally we have no control over it

 

 

Sanctuary is how artist Gillian Coates describes her home at Currie Park, OCAV’s village in Euroa. “When I go to Melbourne and I am heading back to Euroa, I can’t wait to get home to the peacefulness of this place. It is like a sanctuary for me."

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