Peter A’s Story

Peter is 68 years old and retired. He was employed as an engineer with Ansett Airlines, but following the collapse of Ansett Peter and his wife Sharon decided upon a major change of lifestyle. In 2003 they purchased land with a historic homestead which overlooked Lake Eppalock, near Heathcote. With a lifetime love of wine they set about establishing a [...]

November 27th, 2018|

Frank T’s Story

Frank is 75 years old. He was born in Geelong and qualified as a chemist. He retired in 2000. He had a career working for Mobil Oil. He started as a bench chemist then worked in a range of technical, supervisory and management positions. The last 2 positions were looking after national distribution and then engineering. This work took him [...]

August 29th, 2018|

Ken’s Story

Ken is 77 years old. He is a boilermaker by trade, has been an engineering workshop foreman and has owned his own engineering business. He spent 14 years doing fly in-fly out work in mines throughout Australia and New Zealand before retiring two years ago. Ken had been having regular PSA and DRE checks. In January 2016 his doctor detected [...]

July 24th, 2018|

Colin J’s Story

Colin is 68 years old and retired from work three years ago. After leaving home in Gosford NSW at the age of 22, Colin headed to Western Australia where a friend had suggested he seek out work in the rock lobster industry. Colin took that advice and gained both fishing experience and maritime qualifications leading to owning his own boat, [...]

June 28th, 2018|

Roger S’s Story

Roger is 75 years old. He retired from careers in engineering and, more recently, banking when he was 67. Since he was 45, Roger has been having annual blood testing checks, including PSA. At age 69 Roger’s GP noticed that his PSA had doubled in the last twelve months, and he was referred to a urologist. Roger had experienced no [...]

March 26th, 2018|

David S’s Story

David is 66 years old; he retired four years ago from a career in consulting engineering. He was born in far North Queensland at Mt Mulligan (only white person born there), and moved to Geelong in the 70’s to study. It was here he met local girl Jan, got married and they have been here ever since. At age 60 [...]

January 22nd, 2018|

Jim’s Story

Jim is 82 years old, and retired. He began his working life as a fitter and turner, “but I hated that,” and turned to the carpentry/building trade. He came to Geelong when he was 20 to run a milk bar and later a licensed grocery store. A move to Ballarat to run a small business also saw him meet his [...]

November 22nd, 2017|

Peter’s Story

Peter is 75 years old; he retired ten years ago from a long career in surveying. After fifty years of living and working in Far North Queensland, Peter and his wife Ivy made the move from Townsville to Geelong in 2012. Coming to Geelong ‘provided us an opportunity to be closer to some members of the family who were already [...]

October 25th, 2017|

David’s Story

David is 70 years old, and ‘almost retired’ from working as a farm manager. He specialises in crop management and worked for a large agricultural company Murdeduke AG managing the production of wheat, barley, canola peas and beans. He now works as a farm management consultant for a small Winchelsea property. David was born in Rutherglen and shifted to Winchelsea [...]

August 28th, 2017|

Peter’s Story

Peter is 77 years old.
He came to Geelong to work for Target as Advertising Manager, and stayed with the Company for sixteen years. He went on to be self-employed as a graphic designer until retiring when he was 65. Early in 2015 Peter and his wife Yvonne went on a cruise, and at the time he recognised that he had [...]

March 29th, 2017|