Comic Pair Draw Attention To The Important Role Of Older People
July 8, 2010 | By Kim Walker
An unlikely pairing of a 37-year-old agnostic comedian and the 75-year-old Catholic priest have lent their support to the aged care industry’s united election campaign in a bid to get people talking about the older people who have had an impact on their life.
The core idea around “Grand” (Grand parents etc) is fun a puts a wonderful, positive and uplifting spin on the usual Grand Parent expression.
This is a major focus of The Grand Plan campaign which is being led by the Campaign for Care of Older Australians (CCOA). The website however, makes no attempt to be age-friendly. Shame.
The high profile comic pair, who co-host a Sunday night radio program, are being used to draw attention to the important role of ‘grand’ older people.
The Campaign for Care of Older Australians is a coalition made up of Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA), Aged Care Association Australia (ACAA) and nine church and charitable aged care organisations.