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What Sort of Old Do You Want To Be?

What Sort of Old Do You Want To Be?
What sort of old do you want to be?
One of the unexpected benefits of growing older is realising you get to ask yourself, What Sort of Old Do You Want To Be?

Look around. There are plenty of seniors out there showing us how to celebrate ageing, every day.

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Will you be like the spunky 80 year old who turned up for a salsa lesson at your dance class, or more like the great granddad who taught himself to ride a stand up paddle board aged 85? Will you be hosting book clubs, or taking French lessons at 88? Perhaps learning to play piano at 91, or setting fashion trends at 97 is more your style?

Feros Care’s latest celebrating ageing initiative, What Sort of Old Do You Want To Be? is a provocative campaign challenging conversations about what it means to grow older in Australia.

You only have to check out the campaign’s fun video, asking people aged from three to 97 what they will aspire to in later years and you will see the general consensus on ageing is that it is a wonderful opportunity to take a fresh look at life.

Feros Care will also be posing the What Sort of Old Do You Want To Be question at this year’s Byron Bay Writers’ Festival from August 5-7.

As event sponsors, Feros Care, will ask festival-goers to take part in a STICK IT – FIGHT AGEISM campaign where patrons can write their thoughts on stickers and stick these onto a What Sort of Old Do You Want To Be wall.

The most provocative thoughts – the ones “sticking it” at stereotypes about ageing, while reminding us what sort of old we want to be – will be in the running for free tickets to next year’s Byron Bay Writers’ Festival.

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Thank you to everyone who participated in our STICK IT TO AGEISM Competition on the weekend at the Bryon Writers Festival.

We have a lucky draw winner. Congratulations Clare Wilson, Nerang – who has won a 3 day pass for her and a friend to next years 2017 Byron Writers Festival

Checkout our Feros Film Production – Capturing the sort of old people want to be
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“Photos credit: Kate Holmes”

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Sean Patrick Wilson said : Guest Report Subscribe 6 months ago
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You're only as old as you smell 

Madeleine said : Guest Report Subscribe 6 months ago
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When I get old I will start thinking about it.

Elaine said : Guest Report Subscribe 6 months ago
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I'm getting old but I look at life each day with gratitude.

Maria said : Guest Report Subscribe 6 months ago
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Very nice makes me have hope yes thinking young have a compassion heart be kind and nice to people I am now and crazy about life not in rocking chair OK just be able to move around and be a crazy happy full of life up bite lady ok.

Shirley-Ann said : Guest Report Subscribe 6 months ago
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For ever young at heart.

Kim said : Guest Report Subscribe 6 months ago
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I want to get offered a cup of tea and a medical hash cookie when I'm old don't worry about pills
I'd rather have fun with that.

Philomena said : Guest Report Subscribe 6 months ago
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I seem to be turning out better than I ever thought I might. Mind you, I am always a work in progress. Patience, gratitude and kindness are three aspects I try to practice on a daily basis.

Maria said : Guest Report Subscribe 6 months ago
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Fantastic I think young and I hope I will be as sherful and crazy as I am yes dance drink a bit in the party's laugh my head of and been alive like I am now yes young at heart and not looking my age yes.

Chris said : Guest Report Subscribe 6 months ago
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When I get old I will let you know.

Maree said : Guest Report Subscribe 6 months ago
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HEALTHY & HAPPY TILL AT LEAST 90

Robyn said : Guest Report Subscribe 6 months ago
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I just want to get there, a lot of my friends didn't.

Melissa said : Guest Report Subscribe 6 months ago
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'Mind in order, heart with love' my absolute favourite.

Rhys said : Guest Report Subscribe 6 months ago
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No sorry - tooooo busy to be old.

Kathryn said : Guest Report Subscribe 6 months ago
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I want to be content with my life and have no bitterness towards anyone ☺

Philomena said : Guest Report Subscribe 6 months ago
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I am not there yet, still only sixty seven, but feel great, have learned to appreciate everthing I have going for me, which is a lot. Not liking things in terms of wrinkles, I just don't like being defined by the age I might look.

Jenny said : Guest Report Subscribe 6 months ago
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I don't mind being old it's just that nearly everyone that I love has gone before me and I am starting to feel lonely.

Joy said : Guest Report Subscribe 6 months ago
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I'm 77. If ever I get old, I want to know that I have found the answers to my big questions - "What is the truth ?" - where we have been told so many packs of lies. I want the serenity of knowing that I know. I'm half-way there. Whoopie ! A good start ! I want the grace , humour and strength to cope with whatever being old deals up to me - and remain thankful that it isn't worse !! For others, I want the compassion to see through their eyes whatever it is they want me to understand - and not be totally absorbed in myself. I'd like to be able to do something for others right to the end: life is service. The key is LOVE.

Robyn said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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The sort of old I want to be is still learning every day, still laughing every day and being able to say that my life has been one awesome ride. Growing old is inevitable, but growing up is definitely optional.

Sue said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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The sort of old I want to be is to be myself in whatever shape or form that takes. I don't want to stop learning and I want to try everything that my heart desires, not wait for the right time or another time. I don't want to restrict myself to being a particular age because I would rather act my shoe size if that's a criteria for aging gracefully. In that case, I want to age "disgracefully."

Jessie said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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The sort of old I want to be will keep the young'uns guessing with my scandalous behaviour!

Sue said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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If 80 is old I don't feel it so keeping busy, active, involved is my recipe!

Natasha said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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The sort of old I want to be is active and involved...the life of the party.

Sarah said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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The sort of old I want to be is a little bit wilder, a big bit wiser and whole lot more able to challenge the stigma of ageing.

Cassia said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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The sort of old I wanna be is grateful for just being around the people I love most e have a great sense of humor, but mos important not old at all.

Therese said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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The sort of old I want to be is to be the woman who laughs loudly, loves passionately and lives like she believes the world is a good place. I want to embrace ageing as it is a gift.

Lara said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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The sort of old I want to be is grateful to have been given the privelage of ageing, loving of the world and all those around me, generous in spirit and my approach to life, wise for all my years of experience, and in awe of all the wonder around me. If I'm granted the privelage of ageing, throw in a cure for my MS that doesn't yet exist, and that's the type of old I want to be.

Tarnya said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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The sort of old I want to be is just like a "grown-up child". I want to be playful, active, willing to learn new things and remain cheeky!

Matthew said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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The sort of old I want to be is a role model for my grand kids.

Jaime said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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The sort of old that takes life by the horns and doesn't let go, sees opportunity in every moment to live life to the fullest, doesn't give excuses to not do things but sets new ground by living every moment - birth is new life, mortality is the end of life, it's the in between that counts most!

Kate Allder-Conn said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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I want to be the kind of old that looks at youth with optimism not resentment. The kind that embraces new things rather than fearing them. The kind who enjoys a wine or two!

Sophie said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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Like a fancy cheese or wine, I want to become more interesting as I age. A wise, street-smart kind of old, with lots of class and a sassy streak.

Su said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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I wish I had the money to keep travelling. In the meantime I'll keep dancing, boxing, exercising my body and my mind

Ruby Ashman said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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Continue to be adventurist, enjoying the outdoors and keeping fit and healthy.  Living and being in the moment everyday. :)    

Cherrie said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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Joanne Dokter  I love your reply above. Strong convictions and never give up. I agree 100% with you but its my blasted back I fight with all the time it has other ideas.

Kate Pendlebury said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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I am looking forward to the wisdom only time can bring, to share life experiences while continuing to learn, be inspired and be present :)

Selena Koning said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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skating in the streets will be the kind of young you want to be

Jill Tracey said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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Love music and having my hair colour any colour i want

Anne Nizielski said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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I would just like my health, Im 72 young at heart but absolutely buggered health wise, so go for it all you oldies.

Lorrie Bishop said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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We are two 70 yr old and we are travelling around Oz in a caravan all we want is to be healthy and mobile for a long time and also for people to say "you're joking, are you that old?" We just do want we want.

Dellas Ritchie said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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I like to be open different ,caring, happy ,and strive to have a laugh every day.

Judy said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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Fierce & Fearless!

Michelle said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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I want be to fit and healthy never lose faith and always be greatful to have an awesome family, great friends ...and i could be possibly the grooviest granny goin round and always have my best mate my dog by my side

Cherrie said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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To be happy,healthy and to have my family around and love me. To be able to walk along the beach and be free.

Cheryl said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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My wish is to live as long as I can to see my great grandchildren grow up and to be here to help them along. It would also be nice to meet someone to have coffee with and just chat.

Su said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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Keep dancing and become a better boxer.

Ron Jennings said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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Rae Desmond Jones said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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Because I am now old I Have Learned to Keep my temper While I hope to retain Some commitment & capacity to Write & Fight !

 

Fiona said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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My kind of old is remembering how to use "gumtree" so I can keep adding animals to my collection and driving my kids crazy......anyone know where I can get a Llama?

Lorna said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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I want to be happy. And needed. But independent. to keep up with technology. Peace full. Not worried. Enough money, Not lots. Lots of friends and activities. Part of a community.

Heather said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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The sort of old that I want to be is:

  • living and enjoying "old" to the fullest still being the best I can be for myself and others, giving lots of love.

gwennie said : Guest Report Subscribe 7 months ago
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My sort of old, is to 'keep running the race, and get over the finish line, knowing i put my best effort in!

Monique said : Guest Report Subscribe 8 months ago
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I am going to continue to be supa dupa excited to be alive; hug as genuinely; laugh as loudly; kiss as passionately and dance as wildly as I do today!

 

 

Margie said : Guest Report Subscribe 8 months ago
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I hope to be still interested in understanding myself and others, to be loving, to have more wisdom, to be grateful for being alive and to laugh a lot.

Matthew said : Guest Report Subscribe 8 months ago
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What a delightful way to live life, it truely puts a smile on my face. Looking outside it is such a beautiful day on the Gold Coast

margaret said : Guest Report Subscribe 8 months ago
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old enough to live the life I would wish for my loved ones.

Joanne Dokter said : Guest Report Subscribe 8 months ago
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The kind of old for me is bold , don't give up on my strong convictions , and be strong , and bold , and never give up , when thing get hard.

Tarnya said : Guest Report Subscribe 9 months ago
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The kind of old that doesn't give up and stays active, connected and participates boldy in life!

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