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Joan Bush, 109, rolls up her sleeve for COVID vaccination | The Senior

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When Victoria’s oldest person, Joan Bush, was offered a cup of tea just moments after receiving her COVID-19 vaccination, she didn’t skip a beat.

“Or something stronger,” the 109-year-old shot back.

Mrs Bush was among more than 75 aged care residents at Ryman Healthcare’s Weary Dunlop Retirement Village in Wheelers Hill to be vaccinated on Monday.

Born in the UK two days before the Titanic sank, she emigrated to Australia in 1946 with her late husband.

Mrs Bush’s son, Richard Bush, said his mother volunteered at Meals on Wheels to offer food and compassion to older and vulnerable people while raising a family of her own.

“She was a very generous lady. She has looked after her family and loved her children and grandchildren and she is now a…



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