Colac Otway Shire Council - Council turns blue for Men's health
Golf course at Apollo Bay, Waterfall in the Otways, Crater Lakes at Red Rock Colac Otway Shire Logo
Skip Links
Media Centre  Payments  Shire Statistics  Council Documents  Forms  Employment  Public Notices  Directories  Current Tenders  Maps  

Home
About the Council
About the Shire
Animals
Apollo Bay Harbour
Arts and culture
Beechy Precinct
Bluewater Fitness Centre
COPACC
Disclaimer and Copyright
Economic Development and Business
Emergency Management and Fire Prevention
Environment
Environment Public Documents
Family and Children's Services
Food Safety
Forms
Health Services
Lake Colac
Library Services
Livestock Selling Centre
Local Laws
Older Persons and Ability Support Services
Planning and Building Services
Public Notices
Rates and Property
Roads and Infrastructure
Sport and Recreation
Transport Connections
Volunteering in the Colac Otway Shire
Waste and Recycling Services
Youth
Tourism

Search
A - Z Index
Feedback
Contact Us
Last 10 Pages Updated

   A A Larger text  

 
  
   Page Last Updated:
 Thursday, 13 October 2011
 
 
 News>Council turns blue for Men's health  
Council turns blue for Men's health  Printer Friendly

Council goes blue for men’s health

Colac Otway Shire’s councillors and staff donned all things blue today to raise awareness of men’s health.

Blue September is a nationwide awareness and fundraising initiative about all the cancers that affect men – prostate, testicular, bowel, lung, liver and other cancers.

Councillor Frank Buchanan initiated Colac Otway’s involvement in Blue September, and said it was important that the organisation showed leadership and supported important causes.

“Men are under-represented in the senior years, they die considerably younger than women and there seems to be no genetic reason for this, so you would have to assume the reasons go to the very core of how and why Blue September came to be,” Cr Buchanan said.

“Men don't seem to make the transition from middle age to elderly as well as women.

“I suspect that men still consider themselves bullet proof, and continue to put off that lifestyle change that is needed for a longer and healthy life.

“There is also the aspect of not seeking help or advice, not talking to their family or mates, and Blue September encourages men to be more open about their health.”

Cr Buchanan said Council’s participation in Blue September was a small token of how the organisation felt about men’s health issues.

“Colac Otway Shire Council participates in many health awareness initiatives, including Pink Ribbon day for breast cancer, diabetes, Beyond Blue, and we are gearing up to support the upcoming Ride to Work day.”

September 28, 2011

 

   

Colac Otway Shire Council  This is the official web site of Colac Otway Shire Council,  ©2014.
PO Box 283, Colac, Victoria   3250   Tel: (03) 5232 9400   Fax: (03) 5232 9586 
Disclaimer & Copyright |  Privacy Statement |  Freedom of Information | inq@colacotway.vic.gov.au
About this Site  | Remove Images | Save Settings