Jim Finucane supporting Men's Health Week for more than a decade in Tamworth's Shopping World

BACKING MEN'S HEALTH: Keith Lewin, Jim Finucane and Mick Morley handing out information at Shopping World in Tamworth for Men's Health Week. Photo: Gareth Gardner 160617GGC02

BACKING MEN'S HEALTH: Keith Lewin, Jim Finucane and Mick Morley handing out information at Shopping World in Tamworth for Men's Health Week. Photo: Gareth Gardner 160617GGC02

For more 30 years, Jim Finucane has been a vocal advocate for men’s health.

Every Men’s Health Week for the last decade, Mr Finucane has set up a stall in Tamworth’s Shopping World to give away bags filled to the brim with information on mens’ health.

“We’ve given away something like 500 bags,” Mr Finucane said.

“About 80 per cent of the inquiries we get are actually from women, who take the information to take back to their husbands. 

“Now, I’m not medical person, I just love working for the community. I like doing this because I see it works.”

In his opinion, dementia and obesity were the two biggest health problems faced by Tamworth’s men.

“If you look around, if you walk through this building, you’ll find 10 people that need to do something about their waistline,” Mr Finucane said.

His big piece of advice: “Men over the age of 40 need to see a doctor once a year”. 

“There’s a long standing myth that men don’t like seeing a doctor – well, it’s getting better,” Mr Finucane said.

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