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Men's Health Week 2017

Men’s Health Week 2017

6/6/2017

Why Men's Health Week?

Did you know that the health status and life expectancy of males in most countries, including Australia is, on average poorer than that of females?

More males die at every stages through the life course, more males have accidents, more males take their own lives and more males suffer from lifestyle-related health conditions than females at the same age.

Meanwhile, men are less frequent visitors to general practitioners, and the perception is that they don't care about health or that health services are not well-prepared to interact with men effectively.

But Men's Health Week isn't about the negative, it's about the positive. Men's Health Week is about talking about the issues - and the solutions - it's about raising awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: Keeping the Balance

This year's theme, Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: Keeping the Balance, explores the different ways men and boys are managing to keep healthy, physically and emotionally, in a busy and sometimes challenging world. Balancing these challenges means doing things that are nourishing and good.

You're Invited - Men's Health Week Event at COTA SA on Wednesday June 14th

COTA SA is proud to support Men's Health Week and after previous successful events we're running another one this year... Come along to an informative morning of discussion around topics that men need to know about, but perhaps have never thought to ask.

There will be numerous stalls- you can gather as much information as you require in a non-threatening atmosphere. Talk to other men, make new acquaintances and have morning tea - a good way to spend a morning. And if you want to know how your health is going, book in for a free health check.

Wives and partners - you are warmly invited to come along and support your man!Strength For Life

10.30 Welcome

10.40 Talk the Talk! - Adelaide Uni Men's Health, Marg McGee

11.00 Risky Business - Heart Foundation, Sabine Drilling

11.20 Waking up to the Problem: Sleep disorders - Adelaide Uni Men's Health, Sarah Appleton

11.40 Positive Mind: Happy Life - CSIRO, Ian Zajac

12.00 BREATHE! - Living with COPD, Anne Lonergan

12.20 Muscle is good for you - Jeanette Richards, Manager Strength for Life

Information Stalls

  • ARAS Aged Rights Advocacy Service 
  • Cancer Council SA 
  • Alzheimer's Australia SA 
  • Diabetes SA 
  • Arthritis Foundation 
  • Heart Foundation 
  • CSIRO, Continence Foundation
  • COTA Insurance and Membership
  • Prostate SA
  • Stroke SA

Plus free health checks available on the day - 9:30 - 10:30 am 

Bookings Essential - Please RSVP to 8232 0422 or lrogers@cotasa.org.au by 9th June so we can plan refreshments.