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Older and bolder: reinventing yourself at any age

Regional Voices talks to Dave Walker about the various changes to his career and his first attempt at retirement.

What do a sparky, social worker, horse-drawn carriage driver and blacksmith have in common? Dave Walker has done them all.  

At 58 Dave carted himself off to University to study Social Science Welfare and then managed an Australian Disability Enterprise.

I look around at what opportunities there are and then take advantage of them.
Dave Walker

At 67, he retired for three weeks, but then opened up a blacksmithing business in Cargo, New South Wales. This role includes teaching.

"I don't let anything stop me. I just do what I feel I need to do. I look around at what opportunities there are and then take advantage of them," Dave says.

Here, Dave talks about the importance of sharing skills with young people.

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