"We all want to get old but we are not keen on the process. This series showed that it can be fun, and you can enjoy life even with some disability. We know it made a difference to the participants and the benefits continue."
Senior Aged Care Physiotherapist Nicola was equally as delighted to see the show recognised on the big stage.
"It is such a heart-warming positive and uplifting show that really shines a light on what positive changes could be possible in aged care to make it a more positive experience for all ages," she said.
"I feel so lucky to have been a part of this process."
Nicola said the show has even led to her expect more from her patients after previous participants showed us just what is possible.
"I learnt that I can expect more from my patients and that I can push them way more than I ever thought," she said.
"When the producers told me they wanted to take nursing home residents to the beach I told them there was no way! I expected everyone to fall, to be too exhausted, to be unable to participate but the reality was they all managed fine and did much better than I would have ever expected.
"After such success in the first series I would only wish this success on every older Australian and hope that this type of model could be incorporated more broadly in our communities."
Both Sue and Nicola are currently involved in filming season two of Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds.