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 program in the Life & Times of Simon Alsop. In this program Simon shares with considerable pride, the story of the success of his son in his working life both in Australia and the USA. We also learn of his loneliness when he separated from his wife, but how on meeting Brenda, his life changed. In fact it was as a result of that meeting, they married. Once more we find his stories uplifting as he talks once again about his stroke and the help he received from others, including his wife Brenda.
We learn that Simon was nominated for a Premieres Award in the Disability Sector, was shortlisted, and found himself as the only individual nominee up against various groups. He didn’t win the award, but Simon is, very much a winner!
Simon’s story is a great story, full of achievements, entertainment and we really understand that despite his stroke he has and continues to plan to, fit as much activity into his years as he can and to love as much a “normal” life as is possible.
[Listen To Older Voices receives funding from the Commonwealth Government through the Commonwealth Home Support Program Program]