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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Growing Young – Stories of Old

Twelve of Eurobodalla’s iconic senior residents have been captured ‘growing young’.

In the spirit and theme of the 2017 NSW Seniors Festival ‘Let’s do more together’, Eurobodalla Council is presenting ‘Growing Young – Stories of Old’, a photographic exhibition of treasured seniors living and loving life.

Subjects have been drawn from the length and breadth of Eurobodalla and photographed by Ted Richards, a Batemans Bay photographer with over 60 years’ experience in the industry.

Above: Harry Ghazikian, Central Tilba Fire Shed, photographed for the Growing Young – Stories of Old exhibition, opening at Moruya Mechanics Institute on Tuesday 7 March at 10am, then daily from 10am to 2pm until Saturday 11 March.

“We wanted to find and capture Eurobodalla seniors who are passionate and engaged in our community,” said Council’s community development coordinator Zoe Morgan.

“These are seniors to whom age is irrelevant, and who by their lifelong work, their commitment to a cause, or their selfless giving to others make our communities better places to live.

“These people inspire us to give a little more, do a little more and to take a whole lot more enjoyment in life.”

“We’re hoping for a big crowd at the exhibition opening next Tuesday to help us celebrate these wonderful people and the images they’ve inspired.”

The idea for Growing Young was drawn with permission from a project in the NSW Riverina town of Coolamon, entitled Bold – Selfies by Oldies.

The exhibition opens at 10am on Tuesday 7 March at the Mechanics Institute in Moruya, and continues daily from 10am to 2pm untilSaturday 11 March. Entry is free.

The NSW Seniors Festival runs from 3-12 March. For a full list of Eurobodalla activities, including dragon boating, an old time jazz dance, and natural history talks, visit and look out for the posters around town. Media Release

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