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Men’s Shed Replaces Isolation

Mar 22, 2016

Every Tuesday morning at a seniors residence in Kelowna, a group of older men gather for a chat over coffee, or head over to a nearby woodwork shop to finish a hobby they started during the group’s hobby and craft afternoons held each Thursday.

The men are part of a “Men’s Shed” — a type of non-profit organization that originated in Australia to give the opportunity for older men to avoid isolation, find new interests and socialize and work on activities alongside other men.

“Men, when they retire, their identity is their job: I used to be Joe the carpenter, now I’m Joe the question mark,” said Art Post, one of the founding members of the Okanagan Men’s Shed.

Read Full Article: CBC News and a similar article at The Daily Courier.