Men’s Shed Ottawa Centre is part of a worldwide and grass-roots movement.
The objective of all Men’s Shed is to promote the emotional well-being of its members. Often men in our society, especially when retired, suffer from loneliness, isolation, boredom and a lack of purpose. A Men’s Shed provides men with companionship, social and creative activities, and the space to come together and do fun things.
The activities of any given Shed depends on the interests of its members. They might debate, share stories, create new things or help others as they repair cars, shape wood, or even let the "magic smoke" escape from old electronics.
Many are content to watch while sipping a warm drink.
Involvement in Men’s Sheds is always casual, and attendance is optional.
Simply stated: it is a group of men who seek to become healthier and happier people through their association with one another.
To find out more about Men's Shed Ottawa Centre, click here.
For the article "MEN’S SHEDS ARE GOOD FOR YOU," describing the UK experience click here.