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Meet Elsie, she says “be a good friend”

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“Use it or lose it” and “be a good friend”– Elsie’s tips for living well into your 90s.

Elsie was a client of CCNB and has now passed. She was 97 when this photo was taken and had been receiving support from CCNB for a number of years. Elsie continued to live life to the full until she was 99, and through the support of her family, friends, and CCNB, she was able to maintain an active social life.

Elsie loved catching up with her friends of over 50 years, who she referred to as “the Golden Oldies”. She believes in keeping active, and used to say “you have to always leave yourself something to do”, despite the formal support she received through the CCNB Home Care Package Program.

Elsie had a wealth of knowledge and wisdom, and often shared with us her tips for living a full life into your 90s. She says, “use it or lose it” and “be a good friend”.

Elsie provided support to her daughter in managing the accounts of her business during her 90s, and was a grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother to 26 lucky people.

Elsie lived a good life.



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