November 15, 2018 – Dr. Michael Zachareas

The November meeting of the Manchester Club  was held on November 15th at the American Legion Hall. The group was treated with  delicious Portuguese Pot Roast  dinner with all the fixings which included sweet bread and butter, mashed potatoes, and fresh green beans. For dessert we enjoy cream puffs with strawberries. This most delicious meal was prepared by Ken Davis and his kitchen crew, who did a fabulous job, as usual.
After we all enjoyed a wonderful meal, President Alan Kirker called the meeting to order. The entire gathering saluted the flag.  President Kirker then called upon Club Secretary McCoy’s report tread which was accepted as presented. He then requested Treasurers  Scott’s report  which was also accepted as read. Next on the agenda He listed the 25 year club members, Ralph Bates, Ted Blazak, and Ronald Randlett. With none of the members present at the meeting the special gift for the 25th year, a paper weight with the Club’s emblem at the top, will be presented at a future meeting.
With no further business the President introduced the speaker for the evening, Dr. Michael Zachareas, Dr.,a Urologist, whose office is located at the Cummings Center in Beverly. He gave a very interesting talk and a power point presentation on Prostate health care. He presented symptoms of prostrate problems that can usually start over the age of fifty.  By sixty over half of the men  have some problem, and by the age of 85 years there is a rate of 85 percent of men with prostate problems.
One significant warning is the in and out of the bathroom all night long. He mentioned that there are some over the counter supplements that may work somewhat, BUT beware of scam supplements that do not. Certain foods may help also, but talk to your doctor for further information.
A short question and answer period was held and then Dr. Zachareas was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from the Club. A cash door prize was won by Bill Canty.
Enjoy the Holidays coming up and don’t forget your Christmas raffle tickets.

A special note: Dr. Michael Zachareas spoke on prostate health. Though it doesn’t sound like a fun topic, as we age we need to know about this.

According to the web site Prostate Health Guide, if you don’t know what your prostate is or what it does, you’re certainly not alone. Most men don’t, but you really should. More than 30 million men suffer from prostate conditions that negatively affect their quality of life.

  • Over 50% of men in their 60s and as many as 90% in their 70s or older have symptoms of an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
  • Each year approximately 220,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and about 30,000 will die of it.
  • Prostatitis is an issue for men of all ages and is the most common prostate problem for men under age 50.