‘Rad­i­cal’ se­niors en­joy ride on wild side

The Coffs Coast Advocate - - NEWS -

IN THE spirit of aging cre­atively and chal­leng­ing myths and stereo­types about older peo­ple – and aged care in par­tic­u­lar – SCCA re­cently held a Biker Bar­be­cue.

The Mar­ian Grove Ukulele Band cranked up the sound and vin­tage cars and bikes were on dis­play.

Lars from A1 Coffs Coast Tours do­nated time and made the day of some lucky rid­ers, in­clud­ing 90-yearold Co­ral Hasler (pic­tured), who had some fun on a Har­ley-David­son.

The SCCA Creative Age­ing project is di­verse and has been named Rad­i­cal Age­ing be­cause rad­i­cal means de­part­ing from tra­di­tion to af­fect the fun­da­men­tal na­ture of some­thing.

‘Rad­i­cal’ is also a fun word rarely associated with older peo­ple.

Peo­ple who en­ter aged care can feel ‘in­vis­i­ble’ in our so­ci­ety, so Rad­i­cal Age­ing 2017 was formed to al­low creative ex­pres­sion as well as a form of ac­tivism where older peo­ple can cre­ate, con­trib­ute and have an im­pact on their com­mu­nity and the world at large.

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