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Smashing Ageism in the Workplace

Featuring Paulette Taylor, Physiotherapy Assistant at Feros Village Wommin Bay

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Paulette Taylor’s Empowering Journey

In this episode of SMASHING, meet Paulette Taylor, an 81-year-old physio assistant who shatters ageism stereotypes in the aged care industry. Through her work at an aged care facility, Paulette runs gym sessions and provides personalised physiotherapy to residents, proving that older adults can have fulfilling careers and make meaningful contributions. With her infectious passion and dedication, Paulette inspires residents to stay active and maintain their independence.

This episode documents Paulette’s journey, in which we witness her unwavering commitment to helping others and defying societal expectations. Through interviews and glimpses into her adventurous life, Paulette showcases the limitless possibilities that come with embracing age and pursuing one’s passions. Her story challenges ageism and emphasises the valuable role older adults play in the aged care workforce and society as a whole.

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Filmed across various locations, spanning from the Gold Coast – Queensland , to Metro West – Victoria, during a 14-day period, this initiative brought together Feros’ marketing team, Ironbark Films, and students from Bus Stop Films in a collectively crafted filmmaking project.

Partnering with students from Bus Stop Films not only provided students with valuable paid work experience opportunities, enhancing their skills, but also paved the way for individuals with disabilities to advance their careers within the film industry.

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