Denis’ Story

Denis is 77 and retired. He grew up and was educated in Melbourne but moved to Ballarat 27 years ago to take on the position of Business Manager of St Patrick’s College. It was there that he met Patricia whom he later married. After fourteen years at St Patrick’s Denis joined the Catholic Education Office working as a Finance and [...]

July 22nd, 2021|

Ivan’s Story

Ivan is 74 years old. He was born in Croatia and came to Australia in 1945. He retired aged 63 after having worked for forty years in Quality Assurance with Ford. Ivan is married and has five children and thirteen grandchildren, all in Geelong. In 2013 Ivan’s doctor undertook a routine blood test, and his PSA was 4.17. Further blood [...]

March 23rd, 2020|

Steve’s Story

Steve is 57 years old. He has worked in the IT industry as a computer programmer, and is semi-retired, due to ill-health. He lived in Sydney for many years and moved to Melbourne in 2017. In 2012 when he was 50, his optometrist suggested he see his GP and arrange a blood sugar test. Until he returned for the result, [...]

January 28th, 2020|

Tony’s Story

Tony is 68 years old. He commenced his career as an electrician on an apprenticeship with the then Victorian Railways. Tony went on to work for Alcoa spending 13 years at Anglesea and 19 years at Point Henry. He took a retirement package in 2013 and now describes himself as being a self-employed and semi-retired electrician. Tony had a PSA [...]

June 26th, 2019|

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|

Wally’s Story

Wally is 74 years old. He retired five years ago from work in the demolition industry; he had been a plant operator and supervisor. When he was 56 Wally had a quadruple heart bypass operation, and following this he was required to have regular blood testing – this testing included PSA. By the age of 66 Wally’s doctor informed him [...]

October 23rd, 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|

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|

Geoff’s Story

Geoff is 71 years old. He was born in Wedderburn, and the family moved to Geelong when he was seven years old. Originally trained as an electrician, Geoff later re-trained and went into the building industry. He had his own business as a builder for several years before moving into window furnishing, a field he remained in until retiring at [...]

September 28th, 2017|
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