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The best podcasts to learn and gain wisdom from seniors

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Who am I?

I have worked in senior living for over 20 years and believe that every elder has wisdom and lived experiences to share. I started the #ElderWisdom green bench campaign to combat ageism and encourage connecting with seniors and listening to their stories and wisdom. The opportunities that the green bench offered were amazing to see. I have met so many seniors throughout my career and they have all had wisdom to offer. I think if we all took that time to sit and listen, we could learn so much from their lived experiences.

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What is my podcast about and/or how does it relate to the playlist topic you chose?

Kathy Buckworth hosts the #ElderWisdom | Stories from the Green Bench podcast, a virtual place to share, learn, grow, laugh and more in conversations with her co-host and a variety of guests. 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 Your seat on the green bench is ready and waiting. Brought to you by Schlegel Villages.

What is my podcast playlist about?

I continue to hear about other podcasts that give opportunity for seniors to share their stories, so I am highlighting them here.

The podcasts I picked and why

1. Steve Smith - a fascinating career as Red Green, stories from beyond the show and goose control

Why this podcast?

Steve Smith joins Erin Davis & Lloyd Hetherington to share his wisdom on the green bench, and today we‘re calling it the ‘Red Green Bench‘. He shares about his fascinating career as Red Green, stories from beyond the show, and a bit about a special goose repellent invention. With 15 seasons aired on CBC & PBS and reruns continuing to play today, what are your thoughts about a Red Green Reunion show? ”There is a long list of things that will never happen, and it‘s near the top.” -Steve Smith Career Advice from Steve Smith; 1. It has to be mostly enjoyable 2. It has to be a worthy challenge 3. You have to have a reasonable expectation of success 4. It has to be good for people, not just you

#ElderWisdom | Stories from the Green Bench - Steve Smith - a fascinating career as Red Green, stories from beyond the show and goose control
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Episode #21 - Steve Smith joins Erin Davis & Lloyd Hetherington to share his wisdom on the green bench, and today we're calling it the 'Red Green Bench'. He shares about his fascinating career as Red Green, stories from beyond the show, laughter, retirement, and a goose control project.

With 15 seasons aired on CBC & PBS and reruns continuing to play today, what are your thoughts about a Red Green Reunion show? "There is a long list of things that will never happen, and it's near the top." -Steve Smith

"If you don't have a Red Green in your family, it's probably you." -Steve Smith

Advice on aging - A story that has stuck in Steve's mind about Toby Keith and Clint Eastwood and this quote to live by; “I get up every morning and I go out. And I don't let the old man in.” -Clint Eastwood

Duct Tape. "Fixing it with duct tape is a glimpse of immortality." - Steve Smith

"Laughter is good medicine and we need all we can get of it." - Lloyd Hetherington

"When you are out of laughter, you are out of hope." -Steve Smith

Hear Steve's answer to this question: Would you rather be handy or humourous?

The experience of listening to stories and comedy on the radio was encouraged at a young age. Have you heard about his Possom Lodge Podcast? A scripted half-hour with all the characters you love.
Find it here: https://www.patreon.com/possumlodge

Career Advice from Steve Smith;
1. It has to be mostly enjoyable
2. It has to be a worthy challenge
3. You have to have a reasonable expectation of success
4. It has to be good for people, not just you

Learn about his latest project: Canada Goose Control - A Goose Repellent Laser (https://www.gc1goosecontrol.com/)

Subscribe, rate, and review our podcast on any network and share your thoughts on social media using the #ElderWisdom tag to help others find us.

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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, Erin Davis, at erindavis.com
Learn more about co-host, Lloyd Hetherington
Learn more about #ElderWisdom at elderwisdom.ca

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2. Go To Grandma

Why this podcast?

Kathy Buckworth hosts a half hour of information and fun for today's grandparents. From tech to travel, food and fitness, and all things grandparent related, guest experts and notable grandparents stop by.

Go To Grandma

Go To Grandma

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Kathy Buckworth hosts a half hour of information and fun for today's grandparents. From tech to travel, food and fitness, and all things grandparent related, guest experts and notable grandparents stop by.

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3. Call Your Grandmother

Why this podcast?

This was a great conversational podcast between a couple grandmothers full of laughter and wisdom. Freshly minted Ambie Award nominees Rita and Ellin prove that EVERYONE needs a Jewish grandmother! You know, a sassy woman who's lived to the fullest, tells it to you straight and wants nothing more than to fix you up, spoil you with love, and send you home with some matzo ball soup! If you don’t have a Bubbe of your own, you can borrow our hosts! They’ll introduce you to some less-than traditional grandmothers and the unbreakable bonds each one has with their favorite grandchildren. Through intimate conversations, they’ll share hard-earned wisdom from lives well-lived. Whether it’s flying planes and touring Vietnam or dating around and kissing Elvis, nothing is off the table for these daring women. They’ll leave you laughing, commiserating, and inspired to live life to the fullest, no matter how old you are.

Call Your Grandmother

Call Your Grandmother

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Freshly minted Ambie Award nominees Rita and Ellin prove that EVERYONE needs a Jewish grandmother! You know, a sassy woman who's lived to the fullest, tells it to you straight and wants nothing more than to fix you up, spoil you with love, and send you home with some matzo ball soup! If you don’t have a Bubbe of your own, you can borrow our hosts! They’ll introduce you to some less-than traditional grandmothers and the unbreakable bonds each one has with their favorite grandchildren. Through intimate conversations, they’ll share hard-earned wisdom from lives well-lived. Whether it’s flying planes and touring Vietnam or dating around and kissing Elvis, nothing is off the table for these daring women. They’ll leave you laughing, commiserating, and inspired to live life to the fullest, no matter how old you are.

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4. Manis with Grannies

Why this podcast?

Love the concept of this podcast where the host goes to a care home and provides a senior with a manicure while learning about their lives. So much wisdom and storytelling in these episodes.

Manis with Grannies

Manis with Grannies

Tiffany Marino

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Listen in on a candid conversation between a woman over 70 years old and show host Tiffany Marino, while Tiffany gives her guest a manicure.

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5. Wiser Than Me with Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Why this podcast?

The idea of having a conversation with those who are older and wiser than you is a great message and way to combat ageism. These celebrities share their lived experiences and wisdom with Julia in some touching and comedic stories.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus wants to know why the hell we don’t hear more from older women, so she’s sitting down with Jane Fonda, Carol Burnett, Amy Tan, Diane von Furstenberg, Isabel Allende and Fran Lebowitz (and more!) to get schooled in how to live a full and meaningful life. Join the Emmy award winning-est actress of all time on her first-ever podcast where each week she has funny, touching, personal conversations with unforgettable women who are always WISER THAN METM.
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