S2, E12: Grandparenting in Australia

Today, Lex speaks with Australian journalist Jenna Price about Grandparenting in Australia. Then Barbara, Cherie and Yvonne chat together about this at Jeff’s Cafe.

On Nostalgia Town, Lex speaks with former CEO of World Vision Australia Tim Costello, who talks about growing up in Blackburn in Melbourne, and about his realisation that the twelve teams of the VFL reminded him of the twelve tribes of Israel.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex and Patricia speak with Christine David, CEO of IT 4 Retirees about buying and selling on eBay and Gumtree.

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S2, E11: Volunteering & Ageing in Australia

Today, Lex & Patricia speak with the CEO of Volunteering Mark Pearce about Volunteering & Ageing in Australia. Then Jude, Patricia and Yvonne chat together about this at Jeff’s Cafe.

On Nostalgia Town, Lex speaks with Olympic Swimming Gold Medallist Shane Gould, who talks about growing up in the eastern states and Fiji, and her life-long journey to contentment.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex speaks with Justin Bott from Services Australia about Accommodation and Commonwealth entitlements.

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S2, E10: Media Portrayal of Ageing in Australia

Today Lex & Patricia speak with Australian journalist Jenna Price about the media portrayal of ageing. Then Jude, Marie-Christine and Patricia chat together about this at Jeff’s Cafe.

On Nostalgia Town Lex speaks with former NSW premier and Australian foreign minister Bob Carr, who talks about growing up in Matraville, and his love of books and ‘Saturday Night Fever’.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex speaks with Reverend Tim Costello about Gambling & Ageing in Australia.

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S2, E9: Royal Commission Into Aged Care Quality & Safety

Today Patricia speaks with Dr Sarah Russell, Director at Aged Care Matters about the recently completed Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety. Then Barbara, Patricia, and Yvonne talk together about this at Jeff’s Cafe.

On Nostalgia Town Lex speaks with Sydney artist Ken Done, who talks about his magical upbringing and not having met his father till he was aged five, because of the war.

On Your 2 Cents Worth, Lex speaks with Justin Bott about Commonwealth entitlements and Work.

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S2, E8: Technology & Ageing in Australia

Today we speak with Cecily Michael from Leep – Understanding Technology. Leep builds digital literacy in communities experiencing disadvantage, and Cecily talks to Lex about Technology & Ageing in Australia. Then Faye, Joseph, and Lorne talk together about this on the Punters’ Panel.

On Nostalgia Town Lex speaks with Meredith Burgmann, who as a young woman was the very public face of Australians opposed to Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War. Meredith went on to become the president of the NSW Legislative Council for eight years.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Patricia speaks with Alice Mantel about Power of Attorney and Enduring Power of Attorney.

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S2, E7: Elder Financial Abuse

Today for Elder Abuse Awareness Day, we speak with Dr Tracey West from the Griffith Business School about Elder Financial Abuse in Australia. Then Joseph, Lucille & Patricia talk together about this at Jeff’s Café.

Then on Nostalgia Town, Lex speaks with Kathryn Greiner, former Sydney City Councillor and current Chair of the NSW Ministerial Advisory Council on Ageing, about being a schoolgirl in four different countries and two different hemispheres, and about how life seems to only get better.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex speaks with Gai Brennan about establishing a new business in later life.

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S2, E6: Women & Ageing

Today we speak with Beverly Baker, the chair of the Older Women’s Network NSW about Women & Ageing in Australia. Then Faye, Lorne and Marie-Christine talk about this issue.

Then on Nostalgia Town, Lex speaks with Reg Mombassa, musician, Mambo artist and founder of iconic Australian pop band Mental As Anything, about growing up in New Zealand, coming to Australia, becoming a visual artist and musician, and how he is now mellowing out in later life.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex speaks with Justin Bott about Superannuation.

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S2, E5: Intergenerationality & Ageing

On today’s episode of Baby Boomers Guide to Life in the 21st Century, we speak with Professor Susan Kurrle, the driving force behind ‘Old People’s Homes for 4 Year Olds’ about Intergenerationality & Ageing in Australia. Then Faye, Joseph and Marie-Christine talk about how this affects them in their daily lives.

Then on Nostalgia Town, Lex speaks with the former leader of the Australian Democrats and cricket tragic, Cheryl Kernot, who tells us about growing up in The Hunter Valley and Port Stephens, and about her years in the Australian Parliament and as a Women’s Cricket Ambassador.

And on Your 2 Cents Worth, Patricia speaks with Alice Mantel about Divorce & Separation in Later Life.

S2, E4: Aboriginality & Ageing

On today’s episode of Baby Boomers Guide to Life in the 21st Century, we speak with Barbara O’Neill, an Indigenous Trauma and Recovery Practitioner, working in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. Then, Beverly, Faye and Lyn talk about how this affects them in their daily lives.

Then on Nostalgia Town, Lex speaks with Australian Television and Radio Legend, Geraldine Doogue, who tells us about growing up in Western Australia, and about her years in journalism. Geraldine also shares her secrets to ageing well.

And on Your Two Cents Worth, Lex and Patricia speak with Christine David, Founder of IT for Retirees about ‘On-line Shopping’.

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S2, E3: The 45 Up Study

On today’s episode of Baby Boomers Guide to Life in the 21st Century, we speak with Doctor Martin McNamara of The Sax Institute about The 45 Up Study. Then our Punters’ Panel of Cherie, Jude and Lucille talk about how studies like these affect them in their lives.

Then on Nostalgia Town, Patricia speaks with Australian Music Legend, Col Joye, who tells us about growing up poor in Sydney, and about his years on the road as a working musician.

And on Your Two Cents Worth, Lex speaks with Justin Bott of Service Australia about ‘Entitlements’.

S2, E2: 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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S2, E1: Ageism, Discrimination & Stigma

Welcome to season 2 of Baby Boomers Guide to Life in the 21st Century! Hosts Lex Marinos and Patricia ‘Little Pattie’ Amphlett begin season 2 with an archived, Season 1 interview with Australia’s first Age Discrimination Commissioner, the late Susan Ryan.

Then our punters – Joseph, Lorne and Marie-Christine – talk together about how this affects them in their daily lives.

On Nostalgia Town, Lex speaks with legendary rocker Angry Anderson about growing up life as a touring rocker in his 70s.

On Your Two Cents Worth this week, Patricia speaks with Alice Mantel about Wills & Inheritance.

S1, E 13: Accommodation & Ageing

Today in series final Episode 13 we discuss Accommodation & Ageing with Keryn Curtis of Every Age Counts, then two local elders discuss how this affects them on ‘The Punters’ Panel’. We speak with Little Pattie herself, Patricia Amphlett, about her formative cultural experiences growing up in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. Finally, in place of our ‘Out & About’ segment, we feature highlights from the series.

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.

S1, E11: Technology & Ageing

Today in Episode 11 of The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Life in the 21st Century we discuss Technology & Ageing with Claire Mason from the CSIRO – Data 61, and then two local older people who discuss how this affects them in their lives on ‘The Punters’ Panel’.

Later in the episode in ‘Nostalgia Town’, we speak with former Victorian and Australian parliamentarian, former federal Minister for Science, and ultra-champion of BP Pick-a-Box, Barry Jones about his formative cultural experiences. And in a break from the usual format, Barry talks about ‘Stendahl Syndrome’.

And finally we listen again to an interview with the Inner West Council Joint Senior Citizen of the Year, Jude Stoddart, about ageing and volunteering at the Asylum Seeker Centre in Newtown’.