First there was radio, then television, then internet and now podcasts. Podcasts are for everyone. With the help of technology and a smartphone, it is amazing what we can explore and learn every day from the comfort of our own home. At Home Care Assistance, we have rounded-up our favourite enrichment podcasts for Seniors to promote a healthy mind.
What are they?
Podcasts are similar to a radio show, although the difference is that they’re available at all times. You can listen to a podcast as soon as it is released, or you can listen to it years later. Podcasts come in all genres from accessing current news and politics, sports, comedy, to true crime, entertainment, and health. At last count there were over two million podcast shows to choose from!1 You are sure to find a podcast that matches your interests!
Most podcasts are similarly structured to that of a radio show, in that there is a host, and that host will interview people about a particular topic. A podcast is typically around 30 to 60 minutes. By the end of a podcast, you may have learnt something new and may have had a good laugh in the process.
How can you access them?
Podcasts require internet access; in most instances you can listen to a podcast on your smartphone through the Apple Podcast app or Spotify app. They can be accessed at any time, making podcasts the perfect activity for any time of the day. If you’re ageing in place or live-in aged care, ask a Care Worker or loved one to help connect you to your favourite podcasts so you can start listening.
If you are keen to keep your mind active, learn something new, listen to interesting people or topics, and keep connected, start listening to podcasts today. To make your life easier with so many podcast shows to choose from, we have selected our favourite podcasts.
Stepping back in time, this podcast unearths classic radio broadcasted throughout the 1930s and 40s. Radio’s golden age comes alive to new audiences through this podcast, bringing suspense, comedy, mystery and drama along the way. If you crave a sense of nostalgia, thrill and great stories that still stand the test of time, this is the podcast for you.
If you’re interested in socioeconomics, you’ll like this podcast. Hosted by Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the best-selling Freakonomics books, this podcast is consistently rated one of the most top-rated amongst Seniors. Get ready to learn about things you never imagined you wanted to know and learn about topics that you always thought you knew, but in fact don’t. Discover the hidden side of how economics plays such a significant part in all our daily lives.
If you love escapism and want to hear about the amazing stories and life experiences of others, come listen to this podcast. Host Chris pops the kettle on to ready himself to hear the stories of Seniors talking about their golden years. The podcast episodes are incredible, heart warming, comforting and inspiring.
This podcast deep dives into a wide variety of common things. Hosts Josh and Chuck every episode talk about the details, history and workings of a single subject. So, if you’ve ever been interested in learning about the gig economy, how the sun works or why the US isn’t on the metric system, this is the podcast for you to get to the bottom of interesting questions. This podcast is consistently ranked in the Top 10 and one of the most popular in the world.
Do you love fun facts, trivia and game shows? This podcast is a lot of fun and can be described as an amusement park for your brain. Get ready to laugh and yell out the answers. Listen with your friends and bring to life the vivacious spirit and a bit of healthy competition of a trivia night, right to your ears. Featuring celebrity guests, a fun and well-tested format, this podcast will leave you with a smile on your face.
Here at Home Care Assistance, we know that Covid-19 has had a significant impact on the lives of Seniors ageing in place or aged care home. Discovering and listening to podcasts is a safe and fun activity that doesn’t require much effort at all. To enrich a healthy mind, stay entertained and keep mentally stimulated, start to explore podcasts today. With so many choices you’re bound to find the right fit for you.
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As a leading age care provider, Home Care Assistance offers tailored in-home care services for older Australians, enabling them to live happier and healthier lives in the comfort of their own homes.
We offer private and government subsidised Care Packages and have office locations that are a registered NDIS provider. Our Care Workers undergo extensive training in order to deliver unmatched in-home aged care services where people can continue ageing in place. We are proud ambassadors of the My Aged Care government funded aged care program, enabling Australians to successfully navigate the process and gain approval for in-home care support packages. Home Care Assistance offers hourly care, specialised care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia care, hospital to home care, and 24 hour in home care.