Bupa sponsors Keepers of History book
The new book 'Keepers of History: New Zealand centenarians tell their stories' has just been released and has already reached number two on the New Zealand non-fiction top book sellers list.
The book Keepers of History: New Zealand Centenarians tell their stories was written by author Renée Hollis, who spent most of 2017 interviewing 120 Kiwis over the age of 100, with some living in Bupa care homes and villages. Renée's goal in compiling the book was to preserve New Zealand history by sharing the stories and memories of the older generation.
Renée travelled throughout New Zealand to interview centenarians in their homes, on their farms and in retirement villages and care homes.
"This project has meant so much to so many. I have been thanked numerous times by family members, they are so proud to see their loved ones stories recorded in this beautiful book," Ms Hollis says.
Managing Director of Bupa Villages and Aged Care, Jan Adams, says Bupa is proud to sponsor the book which preserves the personal histories of a group of Kiwis.
"These special people have all had interests and passions in their lives, whether it's our own Bupa Glenburn resident, Gordon Brown, reminiscing about his time racing cars or Margaret Naisbitt from Christchurch, enjoying outdoor bowls for 50 years. The wisdom, the lessons, and laughter from the stories of those who have gone before us are so beneficial to all New Zealanders,” Ms Adams says.