MENZ DEN Newsletter

MDC Newsletter Page 1 of 6th May 2020

This is a copy of one page this weeks MENZ DEN Newsletter which was circulated to our local Aged Care Facilities for their group members.

Weekly Newsletter

Due to the impact of the COVID-9 virus on all of our communities, the MENZ DEN Collective meeting have ceased until further notice in our local aged care facilities.

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To ensure we do not isolate the MENZ DEN members, we have been preparing a two page, weekly newsletters and emailing it each Wednesday to the facility lifestyle coordinators.  They in turn print copies of the newsletter and circulate to their men to read.  These newsletters are a combination news, stories, discussion topics, jokes and fun images.

We have received great feedback on the benefit to these elderly men who can not come together and share face to face discussion, stories and fun.

If you are interested in reading a copy of these newsletters, please send me your request.

Our Updated Website

We are pleased to announce that as from today, Friday 3rd April 2020 our MENZ DEN Collective website has a new address which is now “”

We look forward to your continued support of our innovative, mature aged men’s discussion groups held in Victorian aged care facilities and community centres.

If you are seeking more informationabout us, please submitt your queries via the Contact Page.

Wishing You A Merry Christmas

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Wishing our of our MENZ DEN Collective members, their families, our MDC supporters and friends, along with our wider community, a very Merry 2019 Christmas and a great New 2020 Year ahead.

Cancer In Men

Cancer is among the most common causes of death in adult males in the U.S.A. and Australia.  While a healthy diet can lower the risk of developing certain cancers, other factors like genes can play a larger role. Once cancer spreads, it can be difficult to treat.

Knowing early symptoms can help you seek treatment sooner to better your chances of remission. Early symptoms of cancer in men include:

  • bowel changes
  • rectal bleeding
  • urinary changes
  • blood in urine
  • persistent back pain
  • unusual coughing
  • testicular lumps
  • excessive fatigue
  • unexplained weight loss
  • lumps in breast

If you have any of these symptoms, you should discuss with your doctor right away.

Some Men’s Health Facts


Some import facts about mens wellbeing and health, provided by the Australian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF), Sydney NSW…

  • The average age of death in Australia of men is 79 while women it is 85.
  • Heart disease is the No 1 killer of men in Australia.
  • Four in five men with heart disease are less than 65.
  • Cancer kills 1 in 3 Australian men and 1 in 4 women.
  • Suicide is the leading killer of Australian men under 55.
  • Men represent 93% of all Australian workplace deaths.

International Men’s Day on 19 November


Today we had our first International Men’s Day (IMD) event to celebrate this year’s International Men’s Day with a presentation on men’s health issues and an open discussion on men’s community groups.  We had 20 male residents of the Waverley Country Club Retirement Village and we enjoyed each other’s company and shared my thoughts and opinions.  A special thank you to the facility management and staff for providing a great setup and morning tea.

On Tuesday morning we will be presenting to the McKenzie’s Charlesbrook MENZ DEN Collective and after lunch at the McKenzie’s Newmans On The Park facility to a group of men and women residents.

Wednesday morning will see the IMD presentation being shared with the OM:NI (Old Men : New Ideas) Hurstbridge men’s group at their fortnightly meeting.

If you would like to know more about these IMD events, please contact us.

Men’s Suicide Rates


I think this message speaks for itself.  If you are a male and looking to share your life with other like mined men and minimize the impact of mental health issues, please contact your local community men’s group for membership details.

The MENZ DEN Collective supports all activities of the Men’s Shed, OM:NI (Older Men: New Ideas) and other men’s only groups.  If you would like help in making contact with any one of these groups, please contact us for names, addresses and contact number details.

Greensborough Seniors Festival


The MENZ DEN Collective were please to be an exhibitor at last weeks 2019 Discover On The Green, Seniors Festival held at the Greensborough Shopping Plaza.  We were one of many Nillumbik Shire community groups on show which included the Men’s Shed, OM:NI, Rotary, Probus, Lions, U3A, etc.  We all had a great time sharing with each other and the general public, details of our lifestyle services for all Victorian seniors.

New information leaflet

Our new MENZ DEN Collective information leaflet is now available in both printed and PDF format.  If you would like a copy, please advise us of your contact details and we will promptly forward by Auspost or Email to you.

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