Five local men will share their personal stories about how they remain physically and mentally healthy as part of the Shire's online campaign to celebrate Men’s Health Week.
Celebrated from 15-21 June, Men’s Health Week aims to raise awareness of common male-related health issues, culminating with Wear BLUE for Men's Health Day on Friday, 19 June.
From a teenager through to an octogenarian, five local men will be profiled on the Shire’s digital platforms, sharing what they do to live a longer, healthier life as part of the campaign.
Shire President Cr Michelle Rich said it was important to raise male health issues and encourage men to take a greater interest in their health.
“The life expectancy of a male born in 2018 is 80.7 compared to almost 85 for females which is why Men’s Health Week is so important,” Cr Rich said.
PIC by Stu McKay: Serpentine Volunteer Bushfire Brigade member Trevor Starcevich loves the rural setting that the Shire provides.
“Men can be more inclined to not visit the doctor for regular checkups and take less of an interest in their general health overall.
PIC by Stu McKay: Byford student Zain Jeffery at the Byford Skate Park.
“The Shire wants to highlight not just the importance of men’s health, but also recognise the contribution they make to our community.”
PIC by Stu McKay: Landcare SJ Natural Resource Management Officer Reece Jerret with his champion poultry.
Byford student Zain Jeffery, retired Mundijong resident and SJ Men’s Shed president Peter Cuttriss, Probus Club of Byford and Districts member Eric Ball, Serpentine Volunteer Bushfire Brigade member Trevor Starcevich and Landcare SJ Natural Resource Management Officer Reece Jerrett will each share their story as part of the campaign.
PIC by Stu McKay: Probus Club of Byford and Districts member Eric Ball enjoys keeping his mind and body active in his older age.
The stories will be published daily starting Monday, 15 June, on the Shire’s website - www.sjshire.wa.gov.au - and on the Shire’s Facebook and Instagram pages.