Public Presentation Team Visit Nailsea & District Prostrate Group
Wednesday 14th October 2015, has seen SCLT volunteer Roger Ibrahim appearing as guest speaker at the bi-monthly meeting of the Nailsea & District Prostrate Cancer Support Group at the Towerhouse Medical Centre in Nailsea.
The session involved a facilitated presentation on the dangers of fraud and deception crime for the growing older adult community. The presentation was supported with an interactive PowerPoint presentation, which is aimed at empowering elders to be aware of deceptions and scams and to suggest actions to take if such circumstances are encountered.
The support group was formed in April 2012, and has gathered momentum from just 6 members to its current membership of 21. It was felt by two local sufferers that there was a need to bring help and information to others with prostate concerns, not necessarily only cancer, and a small committee was formed to formulate policy and rules.
The Group’s aims include raising public awareness of prostate conditions and associated problems, inviting medical experts to give up-to-date advice and information, as a group to assist in pressurising the NHS for early prostate screening, to keep abreast of advances and developments in treatments, to push for a uniform process to allow for more informed choices of treatment, and giving sufferers a local voice.
The group meets regularly on a bi-monthly basis at a local medical centre, to provide a forum for anyone with worries about prostate health to discuss their concerns, and to meet with others with similar conditions and experiences. Their aim to increase membership is met by advertising through local press, posters and banners.
SCLT volunteer Roger said, “ I have enjoyed spending the morning with the gentlemen of the Nailsea & District Prostrate Support Group. These folks already have an advantage over many vulnerable seniors, as they regularly meet to share experiences and have the opportunity to socialise and share each others company. I hope my presentation made the audience think about what they would do, if they received a knock at the door, or a phone call telling them they have won money "
Every member of the audience received a personal copy of the very latest edition of the awared winning Senior Siren Magazine, which can be read online by clicking on the link below.
SCLT volunteer Roger Ibrahim (2nd from right wearing tie) meets members of the group