Three times a week the mates of Orange’s Men’s Shed get together to keep happy and healthy, but this week’s meet is a little more official.
Don Hume has been part of the group who meet at Lucknow to tinker, design and create projects with tools since it started ten years ago.
“It’s a great community of old fellas mostly – a lot of them are retired and looking for a hobby,” he said.
Mr Hume will be there at 10am this Tuesday when LiveBetter’s Ben Chiarella comes to share morning tea and a discussion on men’s health.
Young and old are invited to come see the shed and hear Mr Chiarella speak as part of Men’s Health Week, which runs June 11-17.
Presented by Western Sydney University, Men’s Health Week aims to create a dialogue around the strength of men and boys.
Professor John Macdonald said men are often blamed for their own health issues.
“That criticism may be justified in some circumstances, but Men’s Health Week is more a chance to celebrate the strengths of men and boys and how they can positively contribute to their health, and the health of their families and local communities.
“Yes, some health choices are up to the individual, like diet, exercise and alcohol intake, but some things that impact health are outside an individual’s control,” he said.
The professor said the week was a chance to reflect on such individuals and what can be done to assist them.
To find out more: www.menshealthweek.org.au