I was totally charmed by the story about the increase in the number of ‘men’s communal sheds’ springing up across Australia. At the last count there were over 216 community sheds open which are drawing older men to socialise and work. The men are working on a variety of craft projects, such as metal and wood work, as well as community projects. The increase has led to a decrease in depression and suicides in this age group as men who have become lonlier following retirement, rediscover a sense of community. Isn’t this all just great!
This has led to a Men’s Shed Movement . . . . and they even have their own conference