Good things happening in the Men’s Shed

7 June 2023|Community News| Off Comments off on Good things happening in the Men’s Shed|

Men often don’t like to talk about their feelings. It’s a significant factor in their health and wellbeing, particularly as they age and social and family networks grow smaller.

Men’s Sheds help break down these barriers, particularly for those who are transitioning from the workplace into retirement. They are not only great places for people to support each other, but to support the broader community too.

There are a number of Men’s Sheds in Hobart’s northern suburbs doing fantastic things, including the Claremont Men’s Shed.

“Men’s Sheds are of immense value to our local communities,” Labor Member for Elwick Josh Willie said.

“Run by highly skilled volunteers, sheds help to contribute to our local communities and reduce the pressure on our health services, such is the positive impact to the health and wellbeing of those who engage with the Men’s Sheds.”

Mr Willie recently visited the Claremont Men’s Shed to hear about the projects and activities volunteers are currently working on.

“Eric and the gents told me about a staircase project they are making for a young woman living with disabilities,” he said.

“This will allow her to have independence accessing a trampoline. I’m told the trampoline is one of her favourite activities and it is great for her health.”

Mr Willie said Men’s Sheds are undertaking these sorts of projects every day, without making a fuss.

“If you’re considering dropping by a Men’s Shed for a chat, you won’t be sorry – they even have a great supply of coffee, tea and biscuits,” he said.

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