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 a Golden Moments Repeat program, where we have delved into our vault of treasured programs to bring you a story we believe is worth repeating
David Pepperell’s story is bought to you in 3-parts. This is part 1. David is part of the Baby Boomer group, consisting of those born between 1944 and 1964. They represented the “new generation – the first born after the devastation of WWI, the Great depression and WWII. This generation is now moving well past the 65 age group and into their seventies. If David is an example of the “boomers”, then they aren’t ageing with the “grace and charm” of previous generations, but are bringing their confidence, their attitudes and their values with them, and doing so quite loudly and proudly.
David’s story is somewhat typical of the Baby Boomers stories, and is most enlightening and fascinating. Incredibly active during the 1960’s and ‘70s, David shares his stories of growing up during the boom years of the 50’s and 60’s and how due to bullying he developed a second persona, which would come back to haunt him in later years. Like many Boomers, he was caught in a situation where changes that Boomers were seeking at home, at school and socially, were to hard for parents, teachers and those of previous generations to understand. Music became a vital component of his early life and would do so for the remainder of his life as well.
Click to hear David Pepperell – Part 1
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[Listen To Older Voices receives funding from the Commonwealth Government through the Commonwealth Home Support Program Program]