Listen To Older Voices : Pat Smith – Part 3


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Rob Greaves
Rob Greaves
I have been with the Toorak Times since April 2012. I worked as Senior Editor of the Toorak Times for 10 years before retiring in 2012. I continue now as an occasional feature writer. I've been in the Australian music scene as a musician since 1964, and have worked in radio and TV and newspapers (when they were paper ), serious experience in audio editing, and a lot of video editing experience. I retired from paid radio work in 2022 and took up a position in the Education Centre at Puffing Billy
Listen To Older Voices : Pat Smith – Part 3 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 3rd and final part of the story of 98-year-old Patricia Smith. Patricia talks at some length of her amazing overseas journeys and adventures. However, now in the twilight of her years, it is her thoughts on the somber nature of “care facilities” and how she is determined to take her sense of humour with her when her time comes to live in one, that makes for thoughtful consideration. 

Listen To Older Voices : Pat Smith – Part 3Pat Smith – 2018

Her insights into ageing give food for thought, but right up to the end of her talk, she is sharing stories with great gusto and they are all punctuated with her wonderful humour, not the least being how she now can be called “Lady” Patricia, and the story of this alone will result in many, many smiles.

Click to hear Patricia Smith – Part 3

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[Listen To Older Voices receives funding from the Commonwealth Government through the Commonwealth Home Support Program Program]

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