Words connect community

Volunteer biographer Jade O’Sullivan with Alice Bruyns.
Volunteer biographer Jade O’Sullivan with Alice Bruyns.

Volunteer biographers spent 10 one-hour sessions with each of the 20 City of Wanneroo participants to record their stories and create a hard copy biography that included photos, artwork and other mementos.

Participants, from Yanchep and Ridgewood in the north and Landsdale and Darch in the south, and volunteers celebrated the completion of the project at Kingsway Football and Sporting Club.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the project recognised the importance of sharing social connections and stories with the community.

‘At times, residents may feel isolated due to a loss of independence that can negatively impact their wellbeing,’ she said.

‘The aim of this project is to help them develop social connections and remind them that everyone has their unique story to share and we can all learn so much from each other.’

The display will be open to the public during Seniors Week in November. To register interest for the next project, call 9405 5600.