Listen to the voices and lived experiences of some famous and the rest of us not so famous Canadians as we make our journey to becoming Elders.
Some guests are change agents, creators, movers, and shakers and others more quietly trying to get through the day.
Thought provoking, surprising, heart warming and maybe even a little frightening.
It's a pandemic, climate catastrophic inspired adventure. A virtual road trip across Canada. Fasten your seatbelt!
Sue Lantz - Tackling the Humanitarian Crisis of Elder Care in Canada
The failure of the current paradigm of elder community & care In Canada, amplified by the pandemic, seems bleak and without hope. Whether you are young adults with parents who are in their late 50's perhaps with their eyes still wide shut, or you have entered your early 60s with eyes pryed open by the undeniable development that comes with age, the work of Sue Lantz is a beacon of hope and opportunity to re-imagine and co-create new a vibrant elder life and a game-changer for later stage care.
The Eyes of a Bear. Diane Hache, Northwest Territories.
Diane Hache garnered media attention late last year when she stripped and sold copper from old cable giving the final profit of $94,000 to the Yellowknife Women's Society.
A petite woman with a mischievous smile and a French-Canadian accent Diane possesses outsize courage and great heart. Her voracious appetite for life and adventure challenge many of our ageist ideas about women and life as an elder Canadian.
Calgary's Mayor of The Music Mile
Bob led a unique civic engagement initiative when he co-founded the Music Mile arts district in Inglewood and the East Village.
Bob is an elder champion and sometimes artist in residence with vision for a vibrant downtown Calgary despite vacant spaces once populated with Alberta's energy economy of days past.
He is a champion for transformation. At 74 he disrupts the too often bleak Canadian paradigms and stigmas of aging.
Ralph Benmergui, Canadian Media Man & Producer Meets his Elder Self
Episode 3, recorded during a sunny pandemic afternoon, comes complete with sounds of a neighbourhood dog barking at squirrels.
We quickly settle into the dulcet tones of Ralph Benmergui, renowned Canadian broadcaster, producer, voice on Toronto’s JAZZ.FM, a few of his many roles past and present.
Buckle your seatbelt for this rare virtual road trip with Ralph complete with pitstops at some of today’s existential threats and filled with wisdom only a sage mensch is sure to share.
Let's Talk Menopause
This conversation with Jules brings personal and powerful narratives to the near absent landscape of documentary work with and about elder women in Canada.
The catalyst for this episode is an unexpected powerhouse docu, KaYaMenTa, Sharing The Truths About Menopause, produced by award winning Indigenous documentarian Jules Koostachin whose work is deeply personal & transformational for her audience.
We are invited to consider how together we can change 'herstory'.
Terry Fallis, Award Winning Novelist & Hilarious Human Gets Serious
Terry Fallis is a beloved Canadian novelist whose gift of humour is as unique as his own journey to becoming an award winning novelist later in life.
In this episode Terry shares insights about his elder journey including a more serious call to action as he examines his privilege and the need for transformation in 2020.
Great conversations and super inspiring as I round the corner to my elder years. Yet so relevant to adults of all ages!