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  • Listen To Older Voices: Bid Aitken - Part 2

    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

    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 principal 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 second and final part of the story of Bid Aitken, who was 86 years of age when this program was recorded in 2006. Bid continue to talk about the unfairness in regard to the lack of recognition and help in later years from our federal government, as her husband and others are denied assistance because they never served in the armed forces during WWII. The issue was though, that the government would not allow them to enlist as they were deemed to be in an essential service and had to keep working to support the country in their given occupation.

    Bids story is fascinating and so well told and she covers much ground and talks of activities that cannot occur in todayís over-regulated life, such as how she took kids to holiday camps for 23 consecutive years, as a community service. Bidís story is of a life and time no longer with us and it is a delight to listen to the stories of a good woman, good wife and good community citizen



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    [Listen To Older Voices receives funding from the Commonwealth Government through the Commonwealth Home Support Program]
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