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Seniors' Rights Service

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.

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 [This material is now out of date and has been removed].

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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.