Western Leader : November 23rd 2010
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See our website: www.wawm.co.nz West Auckland Wealth Management Henderson 835 3982 Adviser Disclosure Statements are available on request and free of charge. SECURE YOUR FUTURE NOW Health check a good idea Last chance: Nurse for HealthWest's men's health pilot project Rob Lamb says west Auckland men have one week left to take advantage of a free health check. By CATHERINE HEALY When was the last time the man in your life went to the doctor? If it was more than five years ago and he s between 35 and 70 years old, pack him off to the doctor now for a free health check. HealthWest s pilot men s health programme is coming to an end. West Aucklanders have until November 30 to book an appointment. Project nurse Rob Lamb says the half-hour appoint- ment is well worthwhile. We ve picked up every- thing from high cholesterol to diabetes and some more serious things that were pre- symptomatic and treatable, he says. Most men you put through the check, you ll find some- thing. It covers lifestyle issues like drinking, smoking, gam- bling, stress, emotional and drug issues -- as well as the standard health checks, blood pressure and tests for cancer. It s not too invasive. We take blood, but there s not too much poking and prodding, Mr Lamb says. The pilot scheme aimed to give 1000 men a free health check in the space of one year. Mr Lamb says there s still funding for 150 men. We hope that the report that comes out of this will put men s health on the agenda permanently. He says the men he s spoken to say there are lots of reasons why they don t go to the doctor. Cost, transport and open- ing hours are all factors. Sometimes it s cultural, but often they just think that they re well. They think that ache will go away, that there s nothing much wrong and they only go to the doctor if they re sick as a dog. Maybe it s the fear of knowing, but men have to take responsibility for their own health and be there for their families. We ve been telling blokes they need to do this for their kids. IN BRIEF Santa parades Santa will be busy this weekend with three parades around the city. He'll be on Alderman Drive for the Henderson Parade on Saturday from 10.30am; on West Coast Rd in Glen Eden for the parade on Saturday from 2pm and at the Farmers Santa Parade, on Queen St this Sunday from 2pm. Road closures will be in place, so plan to park early and walk to get your spot. Magical tales Tanya Batt injects a little bit of magic into the lives of children. She's just released her latest audio book called The Time of Your Life and it's being launched at Waitakere Central Library in Henderson tomorrow. Ms Batt says she loves telling children stories because of their already vivid imaginations. ''The stories are all about children's imaginative world,'' she says. One story involves a boy who believes his father is a dragon-catcher. The event starts at 11am and will feature Ms Batt and musician Craig Denham performing a few pieces from the collection. FREE HEALTH CHECK There are several west Auckland clinics taking appointments for the free men's health check (worth $160). Several are open outside business hours. The appointment must be before November 30. Henderson Medical Centre, 837-1110 Open until 8pm Monday to Friday, and until 1pm Saturday and Sunday. Lincoln Road Medical Centre, 837-2056 Open until 6:30pm Thursday Massey Medical Centre, phone 831-0170 Open until 7pm, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Peninsula Medical Centre, 834-6300 Open until 6:30pm Tuesday, Saturday until noon Ratanui Medical Centre, 837-0740 Open Monday to Friday until 6pm, Saturday until noon Westgate Medical Centre, 833-3134 Open Monday to Friday until 8pm, Saturday and Sunday until 6pm. Aiming to make a difference OPERATION Text HEAL to 4740 to donate $3.00 The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust The money is rolling in -- but there s still a way to go. Operation Heal aims to raise $200,000 to buy a high- tech operating microscope for the National Burn Cen- tre.The equipment will be used for much needed plastic and reconstructive surgery designed to help patients get their lives back on track. The Western Leader is part of the Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Com- munity Trust. We launched Operation Heal earlier this month and have been overwhelmed by the level of public support -- your cheques, cash and text donations are much appreci- ated. Trust chairman Sir Peter Leitch and his wife Janice kicked things off with a $10,000 contribution that has just been matched with a cheque for the same amount from the Hugh Green Charitable Trust. Spokesman John Green challenges other businesses to help Operation Heal achieve its goal. Corporate and other organisations can also get on board by purchasing a table at the charity fundraising dinner being held on Decem- ber 3 at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre as part of the campaign. The evening starts at 7.30pm andthe guest speaker will be Prime Minis- ter John Key who will be interviewed on stage by Paul Holmes. Tickets cost $1850 + GST for a table of 10 or $185 + GST per person. Call Shandall on 531-5910 or shandall@ madbutcher.co.nz. Early computer on display at Motat The first example of a computer in New Zea- land is on display at Motat. The technological leap between today s iPhones and tablet PCs and the Meccano Differential Analyser is huge, yet the analyser on display was only created 75 years ago. It was used to research the flow of heat, explos- ive detonations and simulations of trans- mission lines in World War Two. It can be seen in action on Tuesdays at Motat. Call 0800 MOTAT NZ (0800-668-286) or visit www.motat.org.nz for ticket information.
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