Men’s shed opens soon at museum
A shed which aims to improve men’s wellbeing as well as help the community is opening soon.
The Putaruru Men’s Shed is nearly ready to open its doors to male volunteers at the Timber Museum in Putaruru.
The aim of the men’s shed is to provide a place where men can socialise, work together, learn some new skills, and share their talents and knowledge with the community.
The model has been successfully developed in Australia, where there are now more than 800 community men’s sheds.
There are more than 40 already set up in New Zealand.
The Putaruru project is being driven by the Putaruru Lions Club and member Lola McCormack said she hopes to have it up and running by year’s end.
‘‘Perhaps if we have got more than 10 or 12 we could run more than one session a week. I think we have got to start small and have one morning a week for three hours,’’ she said.
For more information contact Putaruru Lions Club member Dean Nairn on 07 883 3357.
A SAFE PLACE: A Men’s Shed is set to be up and running in Putaruru by the end of the year giving men a place to build, talk and enjoy each other’s company.