OPERA Stories

The OPERA videos bring awareness to the stories of empowered, resilient, active older people in the East. Older people in the Eastern metropolitan region of Melbourne want to challenge ageism, age discrimination and elder abuse with the following messages about a positive journey of ageing: We are still here, we have survived, we still ask questions, we are still learning, we still aspire to more, listen to us, life hasn't stopped

In June 2020 the OPERA team spoke to some active older Australians about the impact of COVID-19 and how they took care of themselves and others during the lockdown. These stories illustrate the power of older people's creativity, caring, and community spirit that was on full display even during the peak of restrictions.