Heather’s story – Positive ageing (30 second video) – Vertical format

2019 NSW Senior Australian of the Year Heather Lee OAM shares how she is living life to the fullest at 96 years old.


When my husband died, I had this compulsion to walk. The faster I walked, the better I felt. It was grief therapy, really. So I thought, well, that's what I want to do. I really want to be the best I possibly can as an athlete for the rest of my life. Ageing, I think it's something to be proud of you know, which I am, I am proud of it. I want people to aspire to do the best they can as they grow older.

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