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Men's Shed Workshops for Seniors in Perth

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Published January 3rd 2019
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Men's Shed is a fairly new concept and is a group of men gathering together in certain suburbs and making and fixing things for all sorts of people who need help. Money raised from these projects often goes to a charity of each Men's Shed choice and it is run mainly by retired men and seniors.

Roleystone Men's Community Shed
19 Robin Road, Roleystone - in the old primary school
Time: Tuesday 9 am - 12 noon, Thursday 9 am - 12 noon, Saturday 9 am - 12 noon

Sundowner every last Friday of the month, from 6 pm - 8 pm

More information or phone Phil on 0429 688 844.

Yanchep Community Men's Shed
81 Yanchep Beach Road, Yanchep
Time: Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Here, all men can meet in a social environment without prejudice or discrimination and make useful crafts or just chat.

More information or phone 0895612217; Mobile: 0401 646 183

Victoria Park Mens Shed Inc
51 Anketell Street, Kensington
Time: Monday & Thursdays: 8:30 am - 12:00 noon

This Men's Shed focuses on men's health and social environment. They have a community garden and are able to do woodwork and metalwork.

More information or phone 0444511785.

Rockingham Community Shed for Men Inc
Hefron Street, Rockingham
Time: Monday to Friday 9 am - to 4 pm

This men's shed is for all men and here there is a safe environment for men to gather.

More information or phone 08 9591 3803

Waroona Community Men's Shed
44 Millar Street, Waroona
Time: Wednesday and Friday - Friday 9 am to 12 noon

The Waroona Community Men's Shed is for all guys 18 years and older irrespective of background or skill levels.

More information or phone 0400 053 528.

Subiaco Community Men's Shed Inc
363 Bagot Road, Subiaco
Time: Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 3 pm

The Subiaco Community Men's Shed provides men with somewhere to work with others on either project of their choice or to assist with a community project.

More information or phone Doug 0447 342 627 or Kevin 0418 913 544.

Vincent Men's Shed
10 Farmer Street, North Perth
Time: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 8.30 am - 12.30 pm, Saturday 9 am - 4 pm

The Vincent Men's Shed is accessible to all men and new members are always welcome.

More information or phone 0433 094 567.

Bassendean Men's Shed Inc
248 Morley Dr E, Eden Hill
Time: Tuesday 10 am to 12 noon

This is a friendly and welcoming environment for men who want to do a variety of projects or enjoy the mateship that happens through sharing experiences.

More information or phone: 0427 240 005.

Fremantle Men's Community Shed Inc
70 Shepherd Street, Beaconsfield
Time: Monday & Tuesday - 9.30 am to 4 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm (mixed session), Wednesday - 9.30 am to 4 pm, Saturday - 9.30 am to 12 noon, Sunday - 10 am to 2 pm (mixed session). Non-members may attend at $10

Here there is a workshop with all tools and for men of all ages to use. This will help expand men's social, community and educational networks.

More information or phone 9337 8614.

Gosnells Community Men's Shed Inc
70 Lissiman Street, Gosnells
Time: Monday, Tuesday & Friday 8 am - 1 pm, Wednesday & Thursday 8 am - 4 pm

Here men can interact and share skills. It is for men 18 years and older and you can learn wood and metalwork, music, art, computers and more.

More ifnormation or phone 9388 4064.

The Men's Shed is a brilliant idea and is really a new version of the old shed in the backyard that has long been a part of Australian culture. Men's Sheds are found all over Australia and continue to start in different suburbs as well as internationally.

There are all different things that are done at Men's Sheds. At some they make furniture, possibly fix bikes for schools, fix other things such as lawnmowers, and make things especially to order.

There are sometimes some younger men working with the older ones and they are learning new techniques from the men with whom they work. You could also see some men making such things as traditional weapons or designing arts and crafts.

Most older men have learned from our culture that they do not talk about feelings and emotions. Unlike women, most men are reluctant to talk about these emotions and that means that they usually don't ask for help. Perhaps, partly because of this, many men are less healthy than women, drink more, take more risks and suffer more from isolation, loneliness and depression.

Early retirement or retirement in general, often leaves these men with little to do in their lives and little meaning. Men's Shed can help put meaning, fun, and relationships back into their life. At the same time, they are helping others who are unable to repair, build or make things.

Being productive and helping people in the community can give men a real purpose for getting up each morning. They can also make new and good friends at these mostly weekly meetings at the Men's Shed.

In Perth and Western Australia, there are possibly about 250 different Men's Sheds around. For a list of ALL men's sheds, in alphabetical suburban order, go to this website.
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Why? For Men's Shed activities
When: All year round
Where: Around Perth and WA
Cost: FREE
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