John’s Story

John is 72 years old. He retired from his career in banking in 2001. During those 36 years in the banking industry he worked in rural towns throughout Victoria, as well as 6 years in Melbourne. During those years John and his family were heavily involved in sport – especially football and netball – and numerous community activities associated with [...]

July 28th, 2019|

Scott’s Story

Scott is 72 years old and retired in 2012. He has an accounting degree and was a director of two Australian companies which involved a large amount of overseas travel. Since he retired he has spent a significant amount of time working on community- related projects. He regularly had a yearly medical checkup and for around 3 years his PSA [...]

May 13th, 2019|

Bill S’s Story

 Bill is 76 years old and has lived in Geelong since moving here from Shepparton more than forty years ago.
He worked as a truck driver, which also included collecting milk samples from various dairies, until retiring when he was 64. After retiring from work, Bill contacted his doctor regarding concerns he had about limited and slow urine flow. His doctor [...]

February 21st, 2019|

Victor’s Story

Victor is 75 years old, and semi-retired. He spent most of his full-time working life working as a linesman with what was once the PMG, then Telecom and now Telstra. He retired when he was 62, but has continued working in the communications industry, as a casual employee. For a long time, Victor had been having annual blood checks, including [...]

January 21st, 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|

Lynton’s Story

Lynton is 64 years old. He retired three years ago from work as a ‘road trainer’. Lynton worked for a road transport and logistics company which provided training for truck drivers - travelling with them - to enhance workplace knowledge, as well as driving technique. He had been involved in this work for ten years, and it often took him [...]

September 24th, 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|

Jonathon’s Story

Jonathan is 63 years old. He is now retired, having been self-employed for the past 24 years in the field of computer maintenance and software development. Jonathan had been having blood tests every two years, and at age 60 one of those regular tests indicated a PSA of 6.9. Three months later another test showed that his PSA had risen [...]

May 2nd, 2018|

Adrian C’s Story

Adrian is 71 years old. He grew up on the Bellarine Peninsula, and completed an apprenticeship as a motor mechanic. He was employed in an agricultural machinery business before joining local government where he worked as a grader operator. Adrian left that position to set up his own business in mower, chainsaw and small engines. He ran that business for [...]

June 25th, 2017|

Graham’s Story

Graham is 67; he retired last year. He was born and educated in Ballarat and trained at the School of Mines as a metallurgist. He proceeded to work in the metallurgy field for a range of employers in Ballarat, Melbourne, Hobart and Geelong. His last job was as a Quality Health Safety and Environment Manager for a wind turbine manufacturer. [...]

February 21st, 2017|