Men need a place to build

Mens shed group looking to start in Agassiz and Harrison

Groucho Marx once said “I wouldn’t belong to a club that would have a man like me as a member!” But recently a group in Australia came to my attention that I would join, if I lived there.

www.mensshed.org  is an association that provides a place for retired or semi-retired men to use some of their skills. Watch the short introductory video, it explains the idea better than I can. There you will see their Prime Minister backing the movement. It has already spread to New Zealand, Ireland and Canada.

It is a fact that most men lose at least 60 per cent of their social circle when they retire. This isolation can lead to depression or worse, if we don’t stay active, both physically and mentally.

Many of us possess life skills that are a valuable resource that could be used for the good of the community. There are many different types of ‘Sheds” where your knowledge may be shared.

A small workshop could provide many items that seniors or the disabled could use to enable them to live safer and longer in their own homes.

So, if you are interested in helping to start a “Mens Shed” in Agassiz/Harrison, write to Mens Shed P.O. Box 882 Harrison Hot Springs BC VoM 1K0 or email mensshed882@gmail.com

Bruce Turner

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