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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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Carole Cusack

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 [This material is now out of date and has been removed].

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Episode 2: The Importance of Social Connections As We Age

In this episode of ‘The Baby Boomers’ Guide to Life in the 21st Century’ on ‘The Expert Speaks’, we hear Professor Catherine Haslam of The University of Queensland discuss the importance of social connections as we age.

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

On ‘Nostalgia Town’, we hear from Grahame Bond who talks about growing up in Marrickville and about his formative cultural experiences.

After that on ‘Out & About’ we hear Jude Stoddart, Inner West Council’s joint Senior Citizen of the Year, talk about ageing and her volunteer work with the Asylum Seeker Centre in Newtown.