Episode 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.

Episode 12: 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.

Episode 11: 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’.

Episode 10: Aboriginality & Ageing

Today in Episode 10 of The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Life in the 21st Century we discuss Aboriginality with Barbara O’Neill from the Junction Centre in Maroubra in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, and then two local older people who will  talk about this on ‘The Punters’ Panel’. Later in the episode in ‘Nostalgia Town’, we speak with former West Australian premier Geoff Gallop, about his formative cultural experiences growing up in Geraldton in Western Australia. And finally we speak with Inner West Council’s Healthy Ageing Supervisor Mary Ciantar about what’s on for older people in Sydney’s inner west.

Episode 9: Grief, Bereavement & Ageing

Today in Episode 9 of The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Life in the 21st Century we discuss Grief, Bereavement & Ageing with Christopher Hall, Chief Executive Officer with the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement, and then two local older people who will  discuss how this affects them in their lives on ‘The Punters’ Panel’.Later in the episode in ‘Nostalgia Town’, we speak with Rampaging Roy Slaven himself, John Doyle, about his formative cultural experiences growing up over The Blue Mountains in Lithgow.And finally we speak with Rita Tratt of the NSW Older Women’s Network (OWN) Theatre Group about their work, and about their recent appearance at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival with their Elder Abuse theatre piece ‘Don’t Knock your Granny’.

Episode 8: Finances & Ageing

Today in Episode 8 of The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Life in the 21st Century we discuss Finances & Ageing with Mehrdad Khoshab from the Commonwealth Department of Human Services Financial Information Service, and then two local older people who will  discuss how this affects them in their lives on ‘The Punters’ Panel’.

Later in the episode we speak with the face of SBS for twenty years, Mary Kostakidis, about her formative cultural experiences in a segment called ‘Nostalgia Town’.

And finally we speak with the chair of the NSW Older Women’s Network (OWN) and sometimes guest on ‘The Punters’ Panel, Beverley Baker, about NSW OWN.

Episode 7: Depression, Anxiety & Ageing

Today in Episode 7 of The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Life in the 21st Century we discuss Anxiety, Depression & Ageing with Sydney psychiatrist Professor John Snowdon and specialist in psychiatry of ageing, and then two local older people who will discuss how this affects them in their lives on ‘The Punters’ Panel’.

Later in the episode we speak with Australian Olympian, former NSW parliamentarian and local larrikin, Dawn Fraser, about her formative cultural experiences growing up in Balmain in ‘Nostalgia Town’.

And finally we speak with Terrie Leoleos about ‘Speak My Language’, an Australia-wide community radio project for older Australians in up to 70 community languages for up to 400 community radio stations around Australia, run jointly by the Ethnic Communities Council and SBS.

Episode 6: Elder Abuse

Today in Episode 6 of The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Life in the 21st Century we discuss Elder Abuse with Diana Bernard from the Seniors Rights Service, and then two local older people who will  discuss how this affects them in their lives on ‘The Punters’ Panel’.

Later in the episode we speak with Australian actor, broadcaster and teacher, Lex Marinos, about his formative cultural experiences growing up in rural NSW and Sydney on ‘Nostalgia Town’.

And finally we speak with Russ Gluyas of ACON about ‘The Love Project’, for older LGBTIQ Australians.

Episode 5: Diversity & Ageing in Australia

Today in Episode 5 of The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Life in the 21st Century we discuss Diversity & Ageing with Russ Gluyas from NSW ACON and Terrie Leoleos from the NSW Ethnic Communities Council, and then two local older people who will  discuss how this affects them in their lives on ‘The Punters’ Panel’.

Later in the episode we speak with Australian comedian and author, Jean Kittson, about her formative cultural experiences growing up in country and seaside Victoria in a segment called ‘Nostalgia Town’.

And finally we speak with research physiotherapist Betty Ramsay from The University of Sydney Institute of Musculo-Skeletal Health.

Episode 4: Religion & Spirituality As We Age

Today in Episode 4 of The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Life in the 21st Century we discuss Religion, Spirituality & Ageing with Carole Cusack, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Sydney, and then two local older people who will  discuss how this affects them in their lives on ‘The Punters’ Panel’.

Later in the episode we speak with Linda Burney, Australia’s first Aboriginal woman to be elected to Australian House of representatives, about her formative cultural experiences growing up in regional NSW in a segment called ‘Nostalgia Town’.

And finally we speak with the Inner West Council’s Healthy Ageing Programs Supervisor, Mary Ciantar, who spoke to us on ‘Out & About’, where she tells us what’s on in the Inner West for older people. [This material is now out of date and has been removed].