MEN’S health will be the topic of conversation at the Drovers Arms Hotel in Goornong on Friday night.
Carlton Football Club star of the 70s and early 80s, Geoff Southby, Hawthorn and Carlton FC legend David Parkin and former Assistant Commissioner of Police Kieran Walshe will be on hand to relate health issues they have faced.
The guest speakers will also share a range of funny anecdotes from their careers.
Drovers Arms Hotel owner Bernie Burke said men’s health was an important issue that needed to be better addressed in rural areas.
“I think men’s health is often neglected and this is a good opportunity to break down the barriers,” he said.
“Lots of men complain when their wives ask them to get a doctor’s check-up and, hopefully, this helps them understand why it is important.”
Mr Burke said the evening promised to be both informative and entertaining and anybody was welcome to come along.
He said some of the issues that will be talked about include depression, diabetes and prostate cancer.
A three-course dinner will be served at a cost of $20 and those interested can make a booking by contacting the hotel on 5432 2210.
Mr Burke said the event was close to booked out and if other people were interested they should contact the hotel straightaway.
On Saturday morning the Drovers Inn will provide a free, light and healthy breakfast and attendees can take advantage of a free blood test, courtsey of Elmore Primary Health Care.