Opera in Melba's Garden at Coombe

Opera in Melba’s Garden – International Women’s Day 2017

NARI continued with its tradition of holding its annual Coombe Cottage lunch on International Women’s Day. The sell out event attracted young and old to enjoy a beautiful luncheon with operatic performances by Claire Lyon, David Gould and Isaac and by acclaimed pianist David Lempriere-Laughton.

The theme of the lunch was Be Bold For Change to highlight the contribution of women in research, caring, and as older people. The keynote speech was given by NARI Board member, Professor Andrea Maier who talked about growing old and how ageing has changed over the years.

Guests included our Ambassadors Dr Patricia Edgar and Dr Don Edgar, the Age Discrimination Commissioner Dr Kay Patterson and the Commissioner for Senior Victorians Gerard Mansour.