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A dog’s life
IT happens to us all, eventually. The trou-
ble is that we generally don’t discuss and
prepare for it as well as we might.
The Wonthaggi Medical Group is partici-
pating in a research project that is exploring
the considerations and decision-making that
might occur as families, carers and individu-
als think about and plan for death.
The project is being run through 10 commu-
nities in Gippsland and is being sponsored by
the Gippsland Primary Health Network.
As Practice Support Officer Michelle Cros-
by said: “We need to understand how we can
better support our communities address the
issues surrounding death. We know the key
is ‘having the conversation’ and we are look-
ing for ways to better initiate these conver-
sations by listening to doctors, nurses and
The Wonthaggi Medical Group have recog-
nised the importance of helping their pa-
tients address Advance Care Planning and so
are supporting the research project. Practice
Manager, Gayle Bloch, is coordinating the
project with her team and the support of the
Gayle said: “This is obviously an important
issue and we’d like to support our patients
in this challenging area”.
A day has been set aside for interviews.
Tom Holman is the researcher, based in Fos-
ter, and he will be available at Murray Street,
Wonthaggi from early until late on Monday
The interviews run for about 30 minutes.
If you are interested, appointments can be
made by phoning Wonthaggi Medical Centre
on 5672 1333.
If you cannot attend an interview but are
interested in the topic, there is an online
survey available at Advance Care Planning -
Gippsland - http://tinyurl.com/z33wqen
If you have specific questions about the re-
search, Tom is happy to chat on 0412 566
425 or email tom.holman@customerfocus.
No prior knowledge or special circum-
stances are required – just an interest in
finding more about planning for end of life
and talking about death.
death is part of life
EASTERN Victoria MP Melina Bath has re-
minded women of the importance of breast
screening for early breast cancer detection.
Figures released by BreastScreen Victoria
late last year show that across the state just
over 50 per cent of women aged above 50 have
been screened in the past two years.
“Across Eastern Victoria the screening rate is
53.1 per cent, just above the state average of
52.3 per cent,” Ms Bath said.
“I commend the women who make use of the
program and encourage them to continue to
prioritise their health.
“However, the target for Australia is 70 per
cent, so these figures are well below that goal.
“Based on the data from BreastScreen Vic-
toria, across all of Eastern Victoria almost
50,000 women aged over 50 did not have a
breast screen in the past two years.”
BreastScreen Victoria CEO Vicki Pridmore
says women aged over 50 need to continue
their commitment to screening every two years
as finding cancer early saves lives.
“With one in eight Victorian women diag-
nosed with the disease, having a breast screen
is the best way of finding cancer early before
any symptoms are noticed and when treatment
is likely to be most successful,” Ms Pridmore
“The biggest risk factor for breast cancer is
being a woman over 50 years of age.
“Seventy-five per cent of women diagnosed
will be over the age of 50, the vast majority of
whom will have no family history of the dis-
ease,” she added.
Ms Bath is encouraging women who have not
been screened to take this important early step.
“Breast screening is a free service and only
takes 10 minutes. I encourage women aged
over 50 who have not been screened to book in
for a check.”
Appointments at BreastScreen Victoria clin-
ics and mobile vans can be made online at
breastscreen.org.au or by calling 13 20 50.
The importance of
What made you choose Toby?
He’s 16 years old and we got him when he
was about three.
He more or less chose us. We went into an
animal welfare place at Keysborough and he
was on his own in a separate area and as soon
as we walked over to him he came over to us
and he made us welcome. We thought that was
a good sign. We bought him and they had no
record on him.
What are his good points?
He knows everything. He knows what we’re
going to be doing if we’re going out.
He goes down the shed with my husband Len
and when the dog’s ready to come in he sits
there and looks at him until he moves and tells
him when to come in.
Len reckons he can communicate with him.
He doesn’t bite anybody. Anybody can come
in the yard and he’s very friendly.
He’s pretty easy to feed, he eats most stuff.
He’s one of the better dogs we’ve had and he
doesn’t harm anybody.
He isn’t bothered by little kids or anything.
What are some of his bad points?
He’s getting old and deaf now and he’s a bit
He doesn’t like having a bath; he doesn’t like
the water very much.
He doesn’t like grooming, like getting his hair
or toenails cut.
Brenda Bates and Toby the Shih Tzu x Poodle: Rhyll
LOCAL dancer Lucy
ly opened the Beyond
Dance fundraiser event
in Cowes on Saturday,
She is pictured here
in her opening dance se -
quence for the event.
The competition and
is a fun holiday fundrais-
er for beyondblue, open
to dance students aged
eight to 18.
Dancers and pre -pro -
fessional student teach-
ers present their own
chorography in jazz, hip
hop, lyrical, contempo -
rary, classical, song, im-
provisation and more.
The fundraiser week-
end event raised nearly
$3000 for the mental
health organisation and
was a great success,
thanks to the support of
local businesses and the
Bass Coast and South
Dancing for beyondblue
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