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Baptistcare Gracehaven residents share words of wisdom on Facebook

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SOUND ADVICE: Baptistcare Gracehaven residents Rene (left) and Ray share their words of wisdom: love thy neighbour, and be graceful towards others.

SOUND ADVICE: Baptistcare Gracehaven residents Rene (left) and Ray share their words of wisdom: love thy neighbour, and be graceful towards others.

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Aged care residents use social media to give advice to Gen Z and millennials.

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AGED CARE residents at Baptistcare Gracehaven in Rockingham, WA, have shared some words of advice for the younger generation via social media.

Their collective wisdom has been gathered to provide inspiration for the coming year.

The idea came about after lifestyle coordinator Kim Jordan heard some residents give life advice to a young therapy assistant and believed their wisdom deserved a wider audience.

She asked residents what their key piece of advice would be for millennials and Gen Z youth as they enter 2020.

Images of the residents holding up a piece of paper featuring their words of wisdom were uploaded onto Facebook and people of all ages immediately began commenting and sharing.

Kim is delighted the initiative is having an impact and said we can all learn something from the older generation.

"One of the many privileges of working in aged care is that you get to hear the incredible life stories of the residents and benefit from their years of wisdom," she said.

"They have years of experience and such a great perspective about what matters most in life."

The residents' advice includes live one day at a time, be graceful towards others, help when help is needed and be happy, mix more.

Rise above it: 92-year-old Sheila.

Rise above it: 92-year-old Sheila.

Kim said they have loved the chance to participate.

"We need to create more opportunities for seniors to experience that sense of satisfaction and meaning that comes with helping others."

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