Jeanette Mullins (left) and Norma Mullins (right) are sisters-in-law. Norma visits Basil Theophilos (in the middle) regularly in the COTA office on Tuesdays for his advice on using her smart phone. “Basil is patient and he puts directions in writing and even prints them out for me,” Norma says.
Jeanette is finally becoming a COTA volunteer having been a member for twelve years. She keeps herself busy and is on the committee for the University of the Third Age and says “age is an attitude of mind.” When anyone asks her age her answer is “I am not!”
“You should not judge by chronological age. People vary enormously,” she says. Jeanette has lost all her family (except sister in law Norma) and says “I have had a wonderful and charmed life. I grew up on the land and I have travelled to many places”. Books play a big part in her life and her uncle Alan Marshall, the famous author of I can Jump Puddles was a great inspiration for her.
You can make an appointment to see Basil and get help in understanding your phone by phoning 1300 13 50 90