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S2 E20: Exercise, Fitness & Ageing in Australia

Today Patricia speaks with exercise scientist Van Marinos about exercise, fitness & ageing in Australia. Then Faye, Karen & Trish chat together about this in Jeff’s Cafe.

In Nostalgia Town, we speak with Australian food guru Maggie Beer about growing up a Sydney ‘Westie’, and about her mission to enhance the food experience of older Australians in nursing homes.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex & Patricia speak with Patrick Veyret from Choice about consumer advocacy.

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S2 E19: Rural Australia & Ageing

Today Lex & Patricia speak with ABC Backroads presenter Heather Ewart about ageing in rural Australia. Then Brian, Rod & Trish chat together about this in Jeff’s Cafe.

In Nostalgia Town, we speak with Australian humourist Andrew Denton, who tells us that at school, he was reading Rugby League Week when he was supposed to be reading Shakespeare. Following last week on Voluntary Assisted Dying, Andrew also talks about his foundation, Go Gentle Australia.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex & Patricia speak with Paul Versteege about funeral costs.

S2 E18: Voluntary Assisted Dying

Today Lex & Patricia speak with Professor Lindy Willmott about Voluntary Assisted Dying. Then Faye, Marie-Christine & Trish chat together about this in Jeff’s Cafe.

In Nostalgia Town, we speak with Puberty Blues author Kathy Lette, who rolls her eyes about surfer boys, and reveals her determination to never grow up.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex & Patricia speak with Justin Bott from Services Australia about Financial Support for Carers.

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S2 E17: Social Connections & Ageing

Today Lex speaks with Professor Catherine Haslam about the importance of social connections as we age. Then Jude, Mike & Trish chat together about this at Jeff’s Cafe.

On Nostalgia Town, Patricia speaks with Australian political figure John Hewson about growing up in Carlton in Sydney and how deeply his family support the Dragons.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex & Patricia speak with Paul Versteege who reminds us that as we age, it is sometimes wiser to spend than save.

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S2 E16: Religion, Spirituality & Ageing

Today Lex & Patricia speak with Professor Carole Cusack about Religion, Spirituality & Ageing. Then Joseph, Marie-Christine & Trish chat together about this at Jeff’s Cafe.

On Nostalgia Town, Lex & Patricia speak with Australian Comedy icon Jean Kittson about growing up in seaside Victoria and of her admiration for emerging Australian comedians.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex and Patricia speak with Justin Bott about Grandparent Advisors.

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S2 E15: The Brain & Ageing

Today Lex & Patricia speak with Professor Ian Hickie about The Brain & Ageing. Then Lorne, Marie-Christine & Trish chat together about this at Jeff’s Cafe.

On Nostalgia Town, Lex & Patricia speak with Skyhooks guitarist Red Symons about performing with the Bee Gees (as a child), and the extraordinary pain and growth that comes with losing an adult child.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex and Patricia speak with Ryan Williams about the NBN.

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S2 E14: Men & Ageing in Australia

On today’s episode, Lex & Patricia speak with Australian Men’s Shed CEO David Helmers about Men & Ageing in Australia. Then Joseph, Lorne & Trish chat together about this at Jeff’s Cafe.

On Nostalgia Town, Lex & Patricia speak with fashion icon Jenny Kee about growing up in Sydney and her love for Australian wool.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex and Patricia speak with Justin Bott from Services Australia about retirement income streams.

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S2 E13: Covid & Ageing in Australia

Today, Lex & Patricia speak with Gerontologist and researcher Professor Andrea Maier about Covid & Ageing in Australia. Then Barbara, Karen & Trish chat together about this at Jeff’s Cafe.

On Nostalgia Town, Lex speaks with Northern Territory Treaty Commissioner and 2009 Australian of the Year, Mick Dodson, who talks about being orphaned at 10, and only later connecting with his Indigenous roots.

On Your Two Cents Worth, Lex and Patricia speak with Retirement Village Ambassador Kathryn Greiner about the costs of retirement village living.

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.