Winmalee resident Mary Cox shares story in Seniors' Stories Volume 5

Winmalee resident Mary Cox has joined 100 seniors who have shared their tales of triumph and tragedy in this year's edition of Seniors' Stories Volume 5.

The book was launched in NSW Parliament House on Monday, November 18.

An initiative of the NSW Seniors Card, members were invited to contribute short-stories to the book which were influenced by the theme of 'Love Your Life'.

Titled 'Bookends', American-born Mrs Cox's story is a vivid retelling of a moonrise and sunset she experienced decades apart in her life in Australia.

It is the third time Mrs Cox has been included in the annual seniors series.

Acting Minister for Seniors Geoff Lee said the NSW government introduced the series in 2013 as a way of recognising and valuing the experiences of seniors.

"This book provides an opportunity for seniors to participate in the community, showcase their skills and share their wisdom with younger generations," said Mr Lee.

"These authors are breaking down ageist stereotypes and connecting with others through their own experiences.

"It is a great read that gives a compelling insight into the lives of seniors."

Seniors' Stories Volume 5 is available to download at: https://www.seniorscard.nsw.gov.au/news-activities/seniors-stories

The latest volume will be available to borrow at all local NSW libraries from December 9.