Spring Gathering

On Tuesday, OM:NI blokes gathered at the Diamond Creek Football Clubrooms to hear a very informative talk on Alzheimers. Andrew Italia (1 of 1) Andrew Italia, Senior Facilitator with Alzheimers Australia, gave us a power point presentation on some of the symptoms and preventative measures that can be taken to slow the progression of this disease. We were joined by blokes from Eltham, Greensborough, Balla Balla, Banyule and Beaconsfield. Andrew Italia (1 of 1)-2 Poetry reading (1 of 1)

Our Poet Laureate Les gave us a reading of his touching poem on Alzheimers,commissioned for the occasion.

We were entertained by some of the blokes with some jokes and a quiz.
Tina Elena (1 of 1)






Tina Elmer, Manager of the Diamond Creek branch of Bendigo Community Bank gave us a talk on the very valuable contributions by the Bank to the community. OM:NI is a grateful recipient of the Banks’ generosity. Bendigo, Nillumbik Shire Council and Council On The Ageing combined to enable the OM:NI lapel badge project to become a reality.
Ken and Tina (1 of 1)







Ken presented Tina with a small gift for her continuing support for OM:NI.
Michael and Max (1 of 1)






Michael and Max share the good times.
Tina and Kel (1 of 1)








Perpetual charmer Kel regales Tina with yet another joke.
Barry and Michael (1 of 1)






A BBQ lunch was enjoyed and Michael and Barry were Chefs for the day.
Lapel badge (1 of 1)






Ron displays thenew OM:NI lapel badge which was presented to all blokes in attendance.

2 thoughts on “Spring Gathering

  1. Alan – thanks for the report on the Spring Gathering event – it was a memorable meeting with many challenging comments and discussions – I suspect we’ll be thinking on this subject for some time to come – the good news,though, is that normal memory loss is not generally due to dementia.
    Great photos, and I took the editors liberty of categorising the post in ‘OM:NI EVENTS’


  2. Hi Alan,Nice overview of the days proceedings,good job mate!
    Thanks to Ken for all the work he put into this get together and the fantastic effort from the volunteer staff that made the occasion such a huge success.


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