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|

Garry’s Story

Garry is 65 years old. He spent around thirty years working for the Australian Government in the field of trade and industry economics. For twenty-five of those years Garry lived in Canberra, augmented by periods residing in Melbourne and London.
 Garry retired from the public service in 2006, and has since started his own consulting practice as a business and [...]

April 26th, 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|

Graham W’s Story

Graham was diagnosed with prostate cancer in March 2006 at age 59. He visited his doctor for a general check-up, but also reported increased frequency of the need to urinate. “It had been two and a half years since my previous DRE, when the gland felt ‘nice and smooth’ - that’s what she said”! A blood test showed Graham had [...]

October 25th, 2016|