Future of our Face to Face Meetings
Monthly Meeting – Monday 20 July 6 45 pm via Zoom
Of special interest to men with continence issues.
Our Secretary Wayne has recently received advice from the Managers of St Stephen’s Church Hall where we hold our monthly meetings that we may be able to resume face to face meetings from 17 August 2020 and administrative matters are now being worked on to comply with Covid requirements.
Further advice will follow as we know more.
Our July Zoom meeting will have a special presentation by Karen Newby who is a registered nurse with specialist continence management training who is employed by Tena, a proud partner of PCFA – see details below.
TENA is the leading brand in adult male incontinence products and has recently become a Major Partner of PCFA. The partnership aims to bring incontinence out of the shadows, equipping men with the support they need and raising community awareness so we breakdown the stigma that drives many men to suffer in silence
Through the partnership, TENA also intends to provide PCSGs nationally with the opportunity for a health care professional to appear as a guest speaker at their regular meetings – to present to their group (using PCFA approved content) on continence management options following prostate cancer treatment.
Karen Newby is a registered nurse with specialist continence management training. Karen will provide practical advice on management options in the context of treatment for PROSTATE cancer. Including why treatment can trigger issues, where you can find additional support and which products may be useful for managing incontinence.
While a Zoom meeting is not the same as the personal contact within a face to face meeting it is a very good substitute and is easy to navigate even for someone with very limited computer skills. In respect of Karen, we would not be able to have her presentation without Zoom as she lives in Perth.
Zoom allows for two way interaction and Karen will be happy to answer your questions.
If you would like to participate in the virtual meeting and have not already downloaded Zoom please send me an email – email@example.com – so that I can issue an invitation to you to join a meeting with me so that I can help you with the Zoom download and setup.
NOTE: there is no cost in downloading Zoom or using it as an invited guest.
If you have already downloaded Zoom and would like to participate then send me an email – firstname.lastname@example.org – so that I can issue a meeting invitation to you.
I encourage you to try Zoom at least once as I have found, as have many others, that Zoom works very well indeed.
I look forward to our Zoom meeting on 20 July.
NEPEAN/BLUE MOUNTAINS PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Inc.
Phone 1300 13 38 78
Meetings are held every 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30 PM ( unless circumstances change)
St Stephen’s Anglican Church Hall,
254 High Street
Entry via High Street to the left of the church building, exit is via the right of the church building.
There is also a secondary entry and exit via Fulton Street at the rear of the church site between the Office and Rectory.
All meetings are available to males and their partners who are seeking information on this cancer, and who live in the Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Penrith areas. Come along and experience the caring and benefits offered by our Support Group whose motto is YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
Usually, we have a guest speaker, followed by light refreshments however, although guest speakers usually speak for only half an hour the questions and answers generally sometimes go for longer than the talk.