Men’s shed a lifeline for the community’s blokes
Where would the men of Cobram and district be without the men’s shed?
That’s a question secretary Terry Langton knows wouldn’t have a nice answer.
Like in many small communities, the Cobram Men’s Shed serves as an outlet and a lifeline for local men.
Members work on meaningful projects at their own pace, in their own time and in the company of others.
A key focus is to advance the wellbeing and health of members and to encourage social inclusion.
Mr Langton said many people had the misconception that the shed was just for working on projects and building things.
His philosophy is simple — you can sit around and get old before your time, or you can come to the shed and talk and drink coffee.
‘‘We work on a lot of great projects but helping blokes out is the best part about the shed,’’ he said.
‘‘I wonder where our members would be without the shed. A lot of blokes rely on it. It’s much better to come and talk than sit at home mulling over your problems.
‘‘A lot of our members live alone and they come to the shed to make new friends and get things off their chest.’’
The Cobram Men’s Shed has 21 members and is mostly funded by small membership fees. The shed also supports itself selling furniture made by members.
The shed is always open to new faces. If you want to get involved, phone 5872 2224.
Friendly face: Cobram Men’s Shed secretary Terry Langton encourages all local men to come to the shed for a cuppa and a chat.