The Merry Musicians - Never lose sight of your passion
Look after your health, have your eyes tested and macula checked and you too could rock into your 90's!
The Merry Musicians of Caloundra in Queensland are an amazing group of talented older Australians with an average age of 79, the eldest is 91 and the junior of the band is 65! They're helping spread the word about Macular Degeneration with the message: Look after your health, have your eyes tested and macula checked and "you too could rock into your 90's"!
They play at nursing homes, retirement villages, and seniors events. They are "young at heart" and they will perform wherever there is a "free cup of tea and a willing audience." Stella, the leader of the group is nearing 90 and as piano player Ted says "we're just spring chickens"!
The Merry Musicians agreed to team up with the superb Suncoast Social Dancers and record this amazing short video to show vibrant older Australians enjoying life.
If you have any videos or stories of yourself, your friends or your family "never losing sight of their passion," please share these with us on Facebook, email:firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 1800 111 709.
For more information on MD Awareness Week 2012 click here.