Shed brings men together

From Left: Bob Allen, Bruce Elliott with the Joondalup Men's Shed ute which is used to deliver toys and pick up members that do not have transportation
From Left: Bob Allen, Bruce Elliott with the Joondalup Men's Shed ute which is used to deliver toys and pick up members that do not have transportation

Housed in the old Padbury Senior High School manual arts building, the group offers woodwork, metalwork and toy making.

There is also a mobile workshop service for community groups and their clients, computer classes, health awareness sessions and regular social events.

Chairman Alan Greenhalgh said the registered health promotion charity was committed to encouraging and supporting men of all ages to live full, active, healthy and independent lives.

‘We make and donate hundreds of toys each year, some of which go overseas via Wheelchairs for Kids and the rest going to various (other) charities,’ he said. ‘There is no compulsion to work in the workshop.

‘Many members just come along and socialise, play board games, darts, pool and jigsaw puzzles or use our library facilities.

‘JMS also runs computer classes, which are open to anyone, as are our monthly health awareness sessions.

‘We hold regular social functions and provide interesting guest speakers on a wide range of topics.’

Mr Greenhalgh recently set up a chronic pain-management support group, which meets at the McGregor Drive shed, second Thursday of the month, 7pm. All welcome.

The shed, accessible from car park 3 is open weekdays, Monday to Friday, 8am to 3pm.

For details, call 9402 6161.