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Monday, May 23, 2022

Listen To Older Voices – A Christmas Story Special

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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.

For Christmas, we dip into our Vault of Treasured Memories. This is a program recorded back in 1999 and features one of the programs first presenters, Morgan Blackrose. Morgan visited the Golden Wattle club in Melbourne’s outer eastern township of Healesville.

She spoke to a group of Senior Citizens at a Christmas dinner, where she told them Christmas stories. As we listen we are not just entertained but are reminded of the simpler things and simple stories involving Christmas and its traditions, all of which really can reflect the true spirit of Christmas.

Click to here to listen to – the Christmas Special 

Previous Listen To Older Voices Programs can be found in our archive, by clicking on one link or the other – 2012 to 2016  

                       – 2016 onward   

[Listen To Older Voices receives funding from the Commonwealth Government 
through the Commonwealth Home Support Program Program]
Rob Greaves
I have been with the Toorak Times since April 2012. I work as Senior Editor of the Toorak Times, but I also think of myself as senior contributor. 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. Currently I'm working as a radio program producer for a national interview program as well as my work with the Toorak Times