On Tuesday, OM:NI blokes gathered at the Diamond Creek Football Clubrooms to hear a very informative talk on Alzheimers. 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.
Our Poet Laureate Les gave us a reading of his touching poem on Alzheimers,commissioned for the occasion.
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.
Ron displays thenew OM:NI lapel badge which was presented to all blokes in attendance.