Secret to longevity at 102

LIVING life as a non-drinker and non-smoker yet enjoying the occasional flutter on the poker machines, is what Emily Moore puts down to her longevity after turning 102 on Saturday.

Born in 1917 in Tumbarumba, a small town located on the periphery of the Riverina and South West Slopes region of the Snowy Mountains, Emily grew up with a brother and three sisters, with father Martin a baker and mother Julia was a homemaker. Emily worked as a switchboard operator until she married William Moore at age 26 and moved to Orange.
William worked as a shearers’ cook while Emily was busy raising their only child Peter and enjoying sewing, knitting and gardening.
In 1964 the family moved to Sydney and settled in Marrickville before Emily moved to Georges Hall in 1975 to be with son Peter and daughter-in-law Dianne.
Emily moved to Bankstown City Aged Care’s Ern Vine Village in 2015 for periods of respite and decided to stay permanently.
Only at the grand age of 100, did Emily start to use a walking aid.
“Happy birthday Emily,” the village residents, staff and management wished her at a celebratory lunch on Friday.