Episode #51 - Sharing our gratitude to Erin Davis & Doug Robinson as they pass the microphones to our new co-hosts Kathy Buckworth & Evelyn Brindle. Have a listen to the farewells, welcomes, laughter, tears, singing and wealth of #ElderWisdom as we kick off the 5th season and transition of our hosts.
Kathy Buckworth has a long history as a radio personality and listeners will recognize her as the host of the radio show and podcast Go-To Grandma on Zoomer Radio. She’s a mother of four and a grandmother of two, and she has shared her perspective on the art of parenting in six separate books.
Evelyn Brindle is a resident of The Village of Erin Meadows retirement community in Mississauga and she holds a Masters Degree in Journalism. She’s a two-time cancer survivor, a mother, and a grandmother, and her energy and enthusiasm are contagious; many might be surprised to learn that she is in her 85th year, but then that is the point of the #ElderWisdom podcast. Episode #46 featuring Evelyn.
Doug shares about the Pearls of Wisdom feature being added to this year's podcasts. We invite seniors from around the world to submit their voices and #ElderWisdom with us with the chance to be on the podcast.
Visit ElderWisdom.ca and click on the pearls of wisdom tab.
You will be prompted to share your answer to 3 questions:
- Who have you looked up to in your life and what wisdom from them do you keep with you?
- What has been an unexpected source of joy for you?
- Are there any words of wisdom that you wish to share with the younger generation?
As Erin and Doug reflect on being co-hosts, they share the memories and wisdom they take with them.
Erin shares about our guest, Jack Paleczny, and the vulnerability in the chaplaincy work that he experienced. (Go back to listen to episode #36)
Doug will always remember the story of Aunt Reta and her skipping rope. (Listen back to episode #37 to hear more)
Thank you Erin & Doug for being such welcoming hosts for our guests in the previous seasons and we look forward to continuing the storytelling into season 5 and on. Keep up with Erin Davis by subscribing to the Drift with Erin Davis podcast and Gracefully and Frankly podcast.
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The Green Bench is a symbol of elder wisdom. Physically or virtually, the bench invites us all to sit alongside a senior, share a conversation, or give and offer advice.
It challenges the stigma seniors face; the ageism still so prevalent in society. It reminds us of the wealth of wisdom our elders offer and in doing so, helps restore them to a place of reverence.
"The greatest untapped resource in Canada, if not the world, is the collective wisdom of our elders." -Ron Schlegel
This podcast is brought to you by Schlegel Villages Retirement & Long-term Care homes in Ontario, Canada.
#ElderWisdom | Stories from the Green Bench is produced by Memory Tree Productions
Learn more about our host, Kathy Buckworth, at kathybuckworth.com
Learn more about #ElderWisdom at elderwisdom.ca
Learn more about Schlegel Villages at schlegelvillages.com
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