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  • Listen To Older Voices: Eileen Hampson - Part 3

    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.



    In this, Part 3 of the story of 97 year old Eileen Hampson, we learn that while she and Robert and her family came to Australia post WWII, Eileen and Robert had always thought they would probably return to live in England sometime in the future. But Robert is a very hard worker and with her kids getting older, Eileen returns to work as a proofreader in a local paper. She finds that the owner treats her as part of his family and again she finds herself in a job that is far more than being just a job!

    Suddenly she and Robert realise that in fact, Australia is their home and any thoughts of returning to the UK are forgotten. Stories of employment and the absolutely amazing jobs Eileen finds herself in, form a major part of this episode and we keep discovering that Eileen is in fact a fabulous story-teller, and we are kept in a constant state of engagement.




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