Most in­spir­ing way to age grace­fully

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

SHE might hide in a frag­ile frame, but 81year-old Yvonne Berry is a woman of strength. The Bel­mont res­i­dent is the pro­ducer at Cap­i­tal Ra­dio, the com­mu­nity sta­tion that brings mu­sic to the seniors of Perth.

At Wire­less Hill in Ar­dross, Ms Berry op­er­ates the sta­tion’s pro­ducer’s desk ev­ery Fri­day while her hus­band Neal presents the pop­u­lar mu­sic pro­gram Golden Oldies.

Ms Berry takes calls dur­ing her shift and said she loved com­mu­ni­cat­ing with the lis­ten­ers whether they were com­ment­ing on the mu­sic, giv­ing a life story up­date or sim­ply call­ing for a chat.

A tire­less vol­un­teer, she also de­liv­ered Meals on Wheels in the City of Bel­mont and was a sorop­ti­mist. Prov­ing that age is just a num­ber, Ms Berry also de­signs and sews her own clothes and is part of a group that knits blan­kets and bean­ies for char­ity.

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