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96 year-old Jilli inspires others to share their Pearls of Wisdom



A feel good campaign, bringing people of all ages together sharing Pearls of Wisdom, is helping change the perception of ageing in the community.

Asking for advice on life, aged care provider, Feros Care, has received some fantastic “pearls”, all delivered with the benefit of hindsight from three year olds to seniors in their 90s.

A heart warming three minute video, made as part of the campaign, featuring men, women and children sharing their pearls of wisdom, has already had more than 65,000 hits on You Tube and across social media sites.

The clip stars Jilli Richardson, aged 96 years, who sings the classic tune “Live A Little”  – lyrics she says speak the truth about life. Jilli’s wonderful performance is one of the reasons the campaign is bridging the generational divide. You can just feel her positive energy. View the video here http://bit.ly/PearlsofWisdom_FerosCare .

A resident at Feros Village Byron Bay, Jilli has thrown her support behind the campaign. She believes “it’s so wonderful to be alive”, at any age, and spends her days inspiring fellow residents, staff, volunteers and visitors at her Feros Village.

Jennene Buckley, CEO of Feros Care, says she has been delighted with the success of Pearls of Wisdom, highlighting the important role seniors have in the community and encouraging interaction between young people and seniors.

“Seniors have so much life experience, funny stories and great advice to share, why not spread the word to everyone and bring seniors and young people closer,” she said.

There is still time to get involved and provide your Pearl of Wisdom before entries close on April 30.

You can view all the entries and tell us your own Pearl of Wisdom here (www.feroscare.com.au/pearls-of-wisdom) and win a weekend worth $2700 at Australia’s largest annual celebration of 50’s and 60’s nostalgia, the 2016 Cooly Rocks On, at Coolangatta. 
The $2755 prize pack includes:
  • A $500 Webjet voucher
  • Three nights accommodation for two at the Bay View Apartment, Coolangatta, valued at $1540
  • A helicopter joy ride for two from ABC Helicopters valued at $150
  • A Gold Coast tandem skydive valued at $365
  • A Coolly Rocks Merchandise Pack including selected show tickets, T Shirt and hoodie and LP valued at $200
  • Plus the opportunity to step back in time and ride in a hot rod from the coolest decades, the 50s and 60s, taking in the fabulous atmosphere of the Cooly Rocks On Car Cruise with 500 other cars cruising through Coolangatta streets.