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 principle 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 final part of the story of Mink Vanderslik and in it we learn of her coming to Australia and carving out a new life post WWII. She talks about gaining a job as a librarian in a catholic girls college where she was required to redesign the libraries systems from the ground up. Mink was so dedicated and skilled at her work, work she enjoyed, that she ended up staying for 23 years in that position.
Mink and Fred very successfully integrated into the Australian way of life, a good life and at the time of this interview, were settling into an aged retirement facing the same issues as all ageing retirees do.
[Listen To Older Voices receives funding from the Commonwealth Government through the Commonwealth Home Support Program Program]