Community Focus- Warwick Men’s Shed

Warwick Men’s Shed are looking forward to getting back in operation this weekend after having been shut down for the past 9 weeks.

Many Warwick Men’s Shed members are in the most vulnerable age group so it was not hard to get them to see the importance of the lockdown during Covid-19.

Some were able to continue a limited amount of community projects at home and we look forward to getting back into full production in the coming weeks.

Very soon we will have the new purpose-built sheds a 29-31 Activity St.  Southern Downs Regional Council have done a wonderful job to provide this great new facility for the Warwick Men’s Shed and the Warwick Woodcrafters.

We will widen the scope of work we are able to do with some fine new equipment that we have purchased through grants available over the past couple of years.   

Good health is based on many factors including feeling good about yourself, being productive, contributing to your community, connecting with friends and maintaining an active body and mind.

If you look inside our shed you might see a number of men making furniture, perhaps restoring bicycles, making Mynah bird traps, fixing lawn mowers or making a cubby house for one of the community groups or schools in the area or working in our garden.  The men are keen to get into the new shed where there will be a fully equipped welding shop for them to learn new skills.

You will see a comfortable area where men can sit and talk and enjoy a cup of tea.  Also, in our new shed you will see an area where men can learn to cook for themselves or learn how to contact their families by computer.

Becoming a member of any of the Men’s Sheds in the district provides a safe and busy environment where men can find many of these things in an atmosphere of old-fashioned mateship.

And, importantly, there is no pressure. Men can just come and have a yarn and a cuppa if that is all they’re looking for.

Warwick Men’s Shed is an active member of the Australian Men’s Shed Association “Spanner in the Works” Men’s Health Program and in association with Local Doctors and Warwick Friendly Society regularly conducts informative discussions around Men’s Health.

For more about the Warwick Men’s Shed call 0490 170 569 or go to their webpage or facebook.