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
|Theme and introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
|SA Drink Of The Week
|2013 D’Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz … tasting notes
|Stories Without Notice
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|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.
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
|Is It News?
The news history quiz with Nigel Dobson-Keeffe.
News May 1944
Renmark Pioneer September 1902
South Australian Register September 1885
| Musical Pilgrimage
|And our song this week is Old Friend by Loren Kate, selected by our musical curator Dan Drummond.
|Jimbo says listen … Whisper in Nigel’s ear … Sam will go cross-eyed
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