Saturday, July 20, 2024

Seminar sessions

BY GAYLE CHAMBERS - Marlborough President Grey Power NZ Federation

Grey Power Marlborough held two well-attended seminars in March. Speakers, including from the Ministry of Social Development, Community Law, Stadium 2000, and Civil Defence Emergency Services, all offered great information to those present who went away feeling they had gained worthwhile knowledge from attending.

We also hosted a Prostate Cancer Awareness evening with 70 men and women attending. Thanks to Murray Eyles from the Marlborough Prostate Cancer Support Group for arranging these speakers from all over New Zealand.

They gave a very down to earth overview of men and their prostate journey. It was good to see so many women there who would be supporting men through this diagnosis.

Also, Brian McNamara has resigned after 16 years on the Grey Power Marlborough Committee. As president and publicity officer, Brian focused on providing relevant and up to date information for our senior cohort, and will be missed by the committee for his personality, editing skills and fellowship. We wish him the very best.

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