At 78 years of age, former celebrity chef Peter Russell-Clarke appreciates the importance of healthy ageing. “I don’t know much about the law,” he admitted, “but I know about the laws of nature and how important it is to put the right things in your body”.
Speaking at a World Elder Abuse Awareness Day event in Shepparton, Peter came appropriately attired in a purple artists smock. His entertaining presentation covered topics ranging from the history of the cauliflower to Prince Charles’ honeymoon breakfast. Finishing with a patriotic rendition of “God Save Our Chop”, Peter showed all the characteristic humour we remember from his TV show ‘Come and Get It’.
Guests also heard from Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre’s Peter Noble who highlighted that older people have the right to live without fear of abuse and that services such as Seniors Rights Victoria help safeguard those rights. Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre also presented information about the services now available in the Shepparton area. A delicious morning tea followed and guests were able to chat with representatives from the various legal centres.