Blanche D'Alpuget, Alice Mantel and Elena Katrakis

S2, E1: Being an Older Carer

On today’s episode of Baby Boomers Guide to Life in the 21st Century, we speak with Elena Katrakis, Chief Executive of Carers NSW about ‘Becoming an Older Carer’. Then our Punters’ Panel of Tim Bowden (of ABC fame), Beverly and Lorne talk about how caring when older affects them in their lives.

Then on Nostalgia Town, Patricia speaks with Australian author and activist, Blanche D’Alpuget, who tells us about growing up on Sydney Harbour, and her years of living dangerously in Indonesia at the time of the revolution.

And on Your 2 Cents Worth, Lex and Patricia speak with Jillian McGrath about Downsizing.

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Craig Gear

S1, E12: The Royal Commission Into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Today in Episode 12 of The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Life in the 21st Century we discuss the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety with the Chief Executive of the Older Persons Advocacy Network, Craig Gear, and then two local older people who will  discuss this on ‘The Punters’ Panel’.

Later in the episode in ‘Nostalgia Town’, we speak with former High Court judge and UN appointed investigator into Human Rights Abuses in North Korea, The Honourable Michael Kirby about his formative cultural experiences growing up in Strathfield in Sydney’s west.

And finally we speak with Cherie Thompson, founder and chair of the Inner West Women’s Shed, based in Dulwich Hill.