Peter Kirkwood has worked tirelessly for 16 years as a volunteer to ensure the local PCYC had a new home. The opening of the PCYC in Waitara on Wednesday 8th November 2017 is a testament to the dedication of a diverse team spearheaded by Peter. This show offers insight into the origins of the PCYC, how Rotary has been a foundational contributor and an inspiration to all volunteers who wonder if small plans will ever make real life bricks and mortar!
What is your Party Plan? Join Dusana and Tenee two members of the Future Problem Solving Team as they share with us their project called Wise Decisions all about safe party planning. Role modelling of alcohol use and parties by adults and parents also came up as a hot topic. well worth a listen! To see the top tips for having and going to parties below as well as links to useful websites.
We all have fathers in our lives, in fact we may have more than one father figure who brought us up, so how can we understand the relationship and what it offers in the family? This show looks at men and women and their recollections of their own fathers and the men share how the relationships with their fathers have influenced how they parent their own children.
My guests are Alexis, Shushila, Johan and Simon they each bring a different angle to the same relationship.
So what makes that relationship special?
Across all interviews a common theme is connection - wanting Dads to meet us for who we are not the behaviour and Dads wanting to be met for who they are below the responsibilities they carried to provide for their families. Spending time together with no outcome needed was high on the list.
So enjoy :-)
This week I speak to Tim England about his work as a Dementia Champion. When we have an ageing population it is vital that we talk honestly about some of the challenges associated with the range of symptoms described by this syndrome. Person Centred Care is the way forward but what does that involve? How important is connection and touch to the person with the condition? How important is an advanced Care Plan? In this episode we talk about what dementia is, what support is available for both the carer and their loved one and how we can bring a model of prevention into the upcoming generations.
This week’s show on Stay in the Loop with Lucy is part of a series on lying, today we touch on the integrity in politics and questions if we are viewing politics from the right space. Have we perhaps lost our way when toeing the party line is a non-negotiable and theatre is more important than policy or leading by example when it comes to debating. I cover the Fitzgerald survey and continue to ask why all politicians did not stand up and say 'absolutely, there is no question that I stand by that level of ethics and accountability', should we be concerned that we even have to ask? My guest today is Rebecca Briant, a bright young student who is steady and wise as she leads us through her observations and my buddy in the studio was Austin.
What does palliative care look like?
Can we prepare for the end of our life? Is it indeed, our responsibility to prepare and let others know how we would like the end of our life to be?
Today's show draws on the wisdom of 3 women who work in aged care and palliative care and can share their experience of working in an industry that is dealing with people at the most vulnerable end of their lives.
Michelle Crowe, Jennifer Smith RN and Elizabeth Dolan RN expand the conversation to give us each an opportunity to take a different attitude to approaching the end of our lives.
Talking of which... it was also a great opportunity to tell everyone about the live 2017 International Women's Day broadcast scheduled for Hornsby Mall on Wednesday 8th March when a Celebration of Women takes over the mall area with a mixture of experiential and information stalls! Yes, you can get free massages as well as find out how to re-design a space, build a business, get bra fitting and health and wellness advice....and so much more! We will be there with a live broadcast as well.
In this episode I have interviews about how men can be a major part of the change in attitudes about women and domestic violence, as well as the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Womens Shelter, the Soroptomists, and a number of other participants from the 2016 Hornsby Walk the Talk. Also highlighted this week is an interview with Zohara Mendes who spoke about the work she is doing raising awareness for her generation about domestic violence. the wealth of experience and wisdom in our community is evident in these interviews. This is about people who care, sharing how and why they care and being prepared to step outside their comfort to encourage others to do the same.
We can be the change we want to see in the world. Listen out for the interview with Zohara Mendes who I suspect you will hear about in the future. She is a passionate yet unimposing speaker and here talks to me about her work around Domestic Violence.
This weekends show brought the local to international, then back to the local.
Elizabeth King graduated yesterday - a double degree Arts/Law with honours! In amongst all of that Elizabeth has a passion for human rights and social justice. She has pursued that passion by working with various NGOs and businesses across the human rights and environmental sustainability sector. She has recently returned from a three month internship in the Office of the Co-Prosecutors at the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia.
Lucy Dahill is the presenter of Stay in the Loop with Lucy, she has a passion for offering people the platform to share their voice. Young, old or somewhere in between we all have wisdom to share if we trust our hearts over our heads.