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Chris Hall

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’.

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Centrelink Service Centre

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.

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Professor John Snowdon

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.

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Bettina Arndt

Episode 3: Sex and Relationships As We Age

In this episode of ‘The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Life in the 21st Century’ on ‘The Expert Speaks’, we hear Bettina Arndt speak about sex and relationships as we age.

The two studio guests on ‘The Punters’ Panel’ who chew the fat on this episode’s theme are Lorne Hyde and Beverley Baker.

On ‘Nostalgia Town’, we hear SBS newsreader Anton talk about growing up in South Africa and about his personal and successful battle with bowel cancer.

After that on ‘Out & About’ we hear Dianne Ekert, Vice President Education, about ‘Sydney U3A’ – ‘University of the Third Age’.

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Susan Ryan

Episode 1: Ageism, Discrimination and Stigma

In this episode of ‘The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Life in the 21st Century’ on ‘The Expert Speaks’, we hear Susan Ryan, Australia’s first Age Discrimination Commissioner discuss ageism, discrimination and stigma.

The two studio guests on ‘The Punters’ Panel’ who chew the fat on this episode’s theme are Joseph Furolo and Beverley Baker

On ‘Nostalgia Town’, we hear from John Bell of the Bell Shakespeare Company about his formative cultural experiences

After that on ‘Out & About’ we hear from the Inner West Council’s Healthy Ageing Programs Supervisor, Mary Ciantar, telling us ‘What’s On’ in the Inner West for older people.