Some people experience retiring like hitting a brick wall, finding it hard to live on such a dramatically reduced income.
Three elderly women residents of the Kurmala Nursing Home, in Sydney, read poetry which they have written about their experiences of old age. Summary by Adrienne Parr.
An older woman approaches her older male partner and caresses and kisses him. Summary by Adrienne Parr.
Women, both old and young, attending the International Women’s Day (IWD) march in Sydney in 1980, talk about how they feel about getting old. Summary by Adrienne Parr.
Grandma (Gwen Plumb) is woken up by cooking smells and knows intuitively that it’s her son-in-law stealing a march on her by starting the preparations for the Christmas pudding.
Sister Theopilus (Kirrily Nolan) and Sister Beatrix (Dinah Shearing), two of the teaching nuns from Roie’s old school have come on a surprise visit to see Roie.
Hughie (Martyn Sanderson), deputised by his wife to talk to Charlie (Shane Connor) about his Aboriginal origins, tries to put his concerns in terms of the children but only succeeds in alerting Cha