Who We Are
We are an independent voluntary body providing community support for older men of every circumstance, especially those at risk to depression, dementia and suicide.
- To provide the means whereby older men can sustain self-worth.
- To afford friendship and peer support as a valuable means for combating loneliness and depression.
- To encourage community involvement in the hope of lessening the risk of dementia.
- Human dignity - in order to affirm the worth of each person.
- Mateship - as a cornerstone in one man trusting another.
- Friendship - so that loneliness is dispelled
- Justice and equity - in the belief that all men deserve a fair go.
- Courtesy and manners - to help maintain mutual respect
Aims of OMU.
The principal aims of O.M.U. are;
- To help older men on the Fraser Coast lead a safe and independent life with quality in the community.
- To meet the needs and develp the interests of older men.
- To give support and reassurance to older men who have experienced major life changing events causing severe coping difficulties.
- To link with other agencies that offer specialist services for specific problems.
What OMU does.
- Visit older men in hospitals, nursing homes, retirement villages, caravan parks and private homes.
- Gives a chance to meet other men to form friendships
- Discuss issues relating to men.
- Gives opportunities to pursue hobbies and to be creative
- Gives opportunities to share skills knowledge, experiences and provides opportunities for learning.
Find out more about membership HERE