Condell Park resident, Josephine Yott, has today celebrated her 100th birthday with friends at the Bankstown Senior Citizens Centre.
Josie was born on 21 October 1912 and has lived through two world wars, the depression and the shifting nature of society in Bankstown.
“I’ve loved the opportunity to witness many changes over my lifetime,” Josie said.
“Although I was born in Victoria, I’m proud to call Bankstown home, having lived in Condell Park for the past 20 years.
“I enjoy coming to the senior citizens centre at least one day a week to socialise and interact with other members of Bankstown’s seniors community.”
Mayor Khal Asfour said he’s hoping people like Josie will attend an end-of-year seniors’ party on Tuesday 13 November at the Greenacre Uniting Church Hall.
“Our seniors will be given an opportunity to participate in an ‘open mic’ session aimed at promoting the life stories of Bankstown’s senior residents,” Mayor Asfour said.
“The theme of the party is ‘Life Lived as a Story’.
“Bankstown’s seniors, like Josie, have a wealth of unique and exciting tales to tell of their lives and of years gone by.
“They also play an important role in preserving our rich local history which we are proud of and should preserve for future generations.
“Their stories are the stuff movies are made of and I look forward to hearing them at our special event.”
Interactive dance, a multi-cultural lunch and lucky door prizes will be a feature on the day.
People interested in attending should register by Tuesday 6 November by calling 9780 2810 or 9780 2809.