Mr and Mrs Zheng arrived in Australia 15 years ago from mainland China upon their retirement.
At this time, they spoke some conversational English, but this improved with the help of English as Second Language (ESL) programmes at their local community centre.
The Zheng’s migrated to Australia in order to live with their daughter May and her family in the country town of Narembeen.
They occasionally help out in the Chinese restaurant she runs with her husband.
Dr Zheng enjoys gardening, golf, playing mahjong, social dancing and crossword puzzles.
Dr Zheng’s mother died of tuberculosis at age 47 and his father of a stroke at age 83, but there is no strong family history of any medical condition.