We all get old but tonight we explore the unbearable challenge of ageing. We have gathered some knowledgeable guests to help share the wisdom of the ages and illuminate our path forward. We have Keith Sinkinson (Team Leader Community Liaison with the Public Trustee), Sam Giorgatzis (Marketing Director at Helping Hand Aged Care) and Jim Manning (a man known to many through his management of WOW-FM but who has also been working overtime looking after his dad and his elderly uncle).

  • One of the first things covered is dispelling the myth that the Public Trustee is just out to get your money for the government
  • We also allowed the SA Drink Of The Week discussion to dip into the topic of preparing for aged care while discussing d’Arry and Chester Osborn from d’Arenberg Wines
  • Jim Manning made the case for the complexity of entering supported care
  • Sam Giorgatzis explained how residential care is funded and how to go about getting it
  • Keith’s main point is we should all be getting wills done as well as Advanced Care Directives in case we become incapacitated NOW

This week, the SA Drink Of The Week is from D’Arenberg Wines

Nigel tries to stump us all with IS IT NEWS

And Loren Kate helps us prepare for ageing in the song of the week, Old Friend.

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The Adelaide Show’s The Unbearable Challenge Of Ageing running sheet

TIME SEGMENT
00:00:00 Outtake
So nervous
00:00:27
Theme
Theme and introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
00:02:36 SA Drink Of The Week
2013 D’Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz … tasting notes
00:10:08 Stories Without Notice

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00:12:28 Keith Sinkinson, Sam Giorgatzis, Jim Manning

I heard someone complaining recently that the main thing they had to do when their parents died was spend days and days just clearing out junk, which made me realise that I’m not quite ready to die yet because I don’t want to be that sort of burden. But it also got me wondering about what other pieces of the puzzle I have missing. So when I heard that Jim Manning was preparing a series of community events to help educate us all, I thought we’d better get him on the podcast.

Welcome Keith Tinkerson from the Public Trustee, South Australia

Sam Giorgatzis, Helping Hand Aged Care

Jim Manning, WOW-FM and as the organiser of this community event on this Friday, Feb 10, 2017, 2pm (apologies if you get to this page late): Planning For The Future.

Three questions from Alexis Cattely:

Is the ‘mother and son’ lifestyle a viable option that is being taken in the 21st C or is it something of the last generation?

Has the development of assistance programs (in home care/cleaning/maintenance) reduced the need for age care spaces or simply reduced the average time of people living in a care facility because they enter much later when their needs are much greater?

A Scandinavian country (can’t remember which one) provides free accomodation in age care facilities for university students on the proviso they assist in the care, and more importantly the social activities of the residents.
Has that been considered here?

A question from a CB: Does the law treat gay people the same as straight, Christian people?

A question from Joy White: I have a bit of an ephemera hobby and have collected some pretty cool photos and papers from my family and even unknown people/sources. What is the best way to preserve these in the age of technology especially when they may seem unimportant to most people and we have no children to pass items on to. Sometimes it can feel like it’s a lot of junk just collecting dust and can be tempting to bin it.

And is laminating a no no

01:26:47 Is It News?

The news history quiz with Nigel Dobson-Keeffe.

News May 1944
MONEY POURS IN FOR LOAN
By mail and personal subscription, thousands more subscribers today joined in the rush to support the First Victory Loan. Through the mail, and from other banks and money order post offices, the Commonwealth Bank in Adelaide today received an exceptionally large number of applications from subscribers who had been anxious to invest before the original closing date, which was fixed for yesterday. Officials are confident that the loan will be filled, but they will be unable to give even an approximate indication of the actual result for several days. Yesterday, members of the mobile unit canvassed wineries throughout the Barossa district and secured hundreds of applications. These with thousands of other subscribers at industrial plants have yet to be credited to South Australian returns. Debate is still occurring within parliament as to whether the monies held by the Public Trustees can be used for this function. Many are arguing that in times of war the Trustee should be able to put aside money into these loans however just as many have argued against. Such a proposal they say, goes against the intent of the trustee and that moneys held in trust are exactly that and that they need to be available to fulfil the obligations of the Public Trustee under law and at any time.

Renmark Pioneer September 1902
LOCAL NEWS
Lemons are now being sent away in considerable quantities. The prices obtained are much better than last year.
Mr. Plush is sending down a special coach on Tuesday next to lake visitors to the Adelaide Show. It will leave early in the morning, so that “th whole of the trip may be done” in daylight.
In the hands of the Public Trustee there is £540-13- 2 in the estate of George H. Livens, who died at Renmark on August 16th, 1901. And £9-9- 11 in the estate of John Johnson, who died July 21st, 1900.
Watering on the 60-ft. Channel commenced last Monday, and will be finished about Monday week

South Australian Register September 1885
The Public Trustee.
It would be unfair at the present stage to say anything which might tend to prejudice the case of Mr. H. A. Wood should he ever be brought to trial, but there is no reason for maintaining silence as to the disclosures already brought to light so far as they affect the public service. The office of the Public Trustee is an exceptionally important and responsible one. He has to deal with all intestate estates. He has to act as Trustee or executor under any will by which he may have been so appointed, he is Accountant at the Insolvency Court, and he is the custodian of the securities required to be deposited by Life Assurance Companies under the Act of 1882. One of the first things which strike us as being strange is that this officer should have been allowed to go- away- on two months leave of absence just four weeks before the close of the financial year without his accounts being audited. It may be hoped that in future the accounts of any officer holding valuable securities and having money passing through his hands will be carefully audited before he is granted an extended leave of absence. The next thing that strikes us as being exceedingly discreditable is that Wood should have been able to obtain cash for the cheque for £6,600 without any Judge’s order having been procured. The Public Trustee is assisted by a Board of Advice, and surely there should have been some check upon the transaction. The first rumour that was circulated was that the Judge’s order had been obtained by means of false evidence ; it seems, however, that no order was obtained, and yet the Public Trustee* -was able to get a cheque for the amount of the unclaimed estate cashed. Then it seems strange that as Wood’s leave of absence had expired in the first week in August, more rigid enquiries wore not instituted without delay, especially as it appears that only one letter had been received from him.

01:41:04 Musical Pilgrimage
And our song this week is Old Friend by Loren Kate, selected by our musical curator Dan Drummond.
01:50:44 Outtake
Jimbo says listen … Whisper in Nigel’s ear … Sam will go cross-eyed

Here is this week’s preview video:

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