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Chief Executive of the Older Persons Advocacy Network, Craig Gear

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.

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Claire Mason

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’.

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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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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.