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9: Aging without children – What's the Plan?

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9: Aging without children – What's the Plan?

Aging without children isn't always a choice, and this week we speak with 67-year-old Heather who surprises us with a story she hasn't shared with anyone. It’s a big story and we are honoured to have her share it.  Heather hopes her story helps other women share.

Stats: We investigate advocacy for the aging childless and childfree population in Australia and New Zealand. There's plenty of room for improvement.  

In Shit that Comes up on My Feed we share a must read Facebook page that flips sexism on its ass.

Question of the Week:  Have you talked about your experience, with other people, about not having children?  What was the reception to your conversation?

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List of resources and articles we referenced in the episode:

Aging Advocacy in New Zealand:
https://www.ageconcern.org.nz/
https://bit.ly/2HV1TOi

Aging Advocacy in Australia – My Aged Care: https://bit.ly/2TKipTO

Aging without Children Advocacy in the UK: https://bit.ly/3jT95HZ

Australian Aging Agenda: https://bit.ly/3oOeZxz

Older Women’s Expectations of Care, Reciprocity, and Government Support in Australia. ‘Am I Not Worthy?’ https://bit.ly/3mIWysr

Man Who Has it All: https://www.facebook.com/MANWHOHASITALL

 Sound engineering and original music by Jeff Willis. You can find his tunes on Spotify and iTunes