Western Leader : February 9th 2012
www.westernleader.co.nz 10 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 NEWS Bowel Screening - free for 50-74 year olds in Waitemata Bowel cancer is the second most common cancer in New Zealand and every year about 100 residents in the Waitemata DHB area die from it. If bowel cancer is found in its early stages, there is a greater than 90% chance of survival. Bowel screening can help detect bowel cancer at an early stage. T B S Over the next two years people aged 50 to 74 who live in the Waitemata DHB area will be invited to take part in the free BowelScreening programme. is is an opportunity to check yourself out, free of charge. "Bowel cancer can be present with few or even no warning signs or symptoms. Bowel screening checks for early signs of bowel cancer. Everyone eligible to take part in the programme will automatically be sent a letter and invited to participate over the next two years. You don't need to enrol, but if you haven't been to a doctor recently or you've changed your address please call us on 0800 924 432 to check we have your correct details on our register. T e test is quick, clean and simple to complete -- it only takes a couple of minutes, using the free test kit provided. Unlike other screening programmes this test can be done yourself, in the convenience and privacy of your own home. B Bowel cancer can be present with few or even no warning signs or symptoms. Symptoms may include blood in your bowel motion or changes in your normal pattern of going to the toilet that continue for several weeks, for example: diarrhoea, constipation or a feeling that your bowel doesn't empty completely. "Bowel screening can help detect bowel cancer at an early stage. ese symptoms are more likely to be caused by other, more harmless reasons but it is important to have them checked by your doctor. If you have any symptoms, don't wait for your screening invitation, see your doctor now. www B w m 0800 924 432 WAI1823 .rosehill.co.nz Looking for a better retirement lifestyle? Established quality village in the heart of Avondale One bedroom, serviced apartments, air conditioned with own lounge, ensuite bathroom and kitchenette. 24 hour emergency response and monitored fire alarm system. 23 Elm St. Avondale Applications must be made on application form. A Disclosure Statement is available at the village. Call: 828 9844 or 021 337 835 Email: email@example.com www.rosehill.co.nz Apartments Available Now! at $187,000 Thanks a Bunch Congratulations! Does someone you know deserve a bouquet of flowers? If so we want to hear from you! Write a short note (no more than 100 words) telling us why you think they should receive a bouquet of flowers. Send to: "Thanks a Bunch," Western Leader, PO Box 21 167, Henderson Alternatively you can email nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to include your name and phone number and the address and phone number of the person you are nominating. flowers from Right outside Burger King, West City, Henderson ph 838 9058 www.bestblooms.co.nz Helping hands: Jenny Davis of Flanshaw Road School is this week's recipient along with husband Kevin. Photo: HINERANGI VAIMOSO Flanshaw Road School staff members Kevin and Jenny Davis have been nominated by grateful teacher Anne Lowe. ''Kevin is the property manager at Flanshaw Road School and Jenny is a cleaner and teacher aide. ''They go out of their way to help staff. Kevin reminds everyone when their cars are due for warrants or registration, helps after hours and rescues staff members when their cars break down after school,'' she says. ''Jenny goes way beyond her job description, often spending her weekends looking for material for choir uniforms or sorting out kapa haka uniforms. ''She has done an amazing job supervising road patrols for years, picks up children who need a ride to school and provides breakfast for those that need it.''
February 7th 2012
February 10th 2012