Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg.
Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.
This is the first part of a 3-part program featuring the Life and Times of 71-year-old baby boomer, Carol Cochran. Carol is a natural storyteller and her manner in which she tells of her life is most engaging. In this program we learn about her early life and in doing so are introduced to her parents. Being the oldest girl in the family, the task fell upon her to help look after the home and siblings when her father passed away from cancer.
In unravelling her early lifer carol gives us an insight into the many everyday activities that kids did in the late 1940’s and early ‘50’s. This was a time when the baker and the milkman delivered to the door, and, kids at primary school were given milk to drink, milk that was often left out in the hot sun. These are stories of a lifestyle now long gone.
Click to hear Carol Cochran – Part 1
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[Listen To Older Voices receives funding from the Commonwealth Government through the Commonwealth Home Support Program Program]