Western Suburbs Weekly - - Westernopinion -

GROW­ING old grace­fully is not about less wrin­kles or stay­ing mo­bile, it’s about en­joy­ing life as you al­ways have.

Play­ing sport, do­ing a spot of gar­den­ing and splurg­ing on black tie nights can be en­joyed well into your older years, al­beit at a dif­fer­ent pace.

This week we’ve fea­tured res­i­dents of non-profit aged care provider Bethanie. Be­tween Mon­day and Fri­day at its var­i­ous fa­cil­i­ties in the metro area and be­yond, the or­gan­i­sa­tion has fa­cil­i­tated physio chi ses­sions, sport days, a knit­ting group, a red car­pet event and gar­den­ing. Bethanie chief ex­ec­u­tive Chris How made it clear he did not come up with the ac­tiv­i­ties.

Mr How said Bethanie was sim­ply a fa­cil­i­ta­tor for its clients and they drove the events cal­en­dar.

“You need to keep peo­ple en­joy­ing life to the fullest,” he said.

Will I be edit­ing a news­pa­per at 95? Prob­a­bly not, but I’ll have a crack at the re­tire­ment vil­lage news­let­ter. Denise S. Cahill


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