About Sheds

For such a simple concept, the Men’s Shed is making a phenomenal impact on men around the globe. Here’s why:

1. Making Use of Your Talents

With a lifetime of knowledge, skills and experience behind you, Mens Shed offers a chance to put these to use again by sharing and teaching others.

“Men go to the Shed because they’ve got a bit of time on their hands and they’ve got experience, knowledge, creativity and good ideas. You put all that good stuff into the mix and other good stuff comes out of it.”

2. Getting Creative

Being creative – and that means doing whatever it is that gets your creative juices flowing – has the power to change your days, your weeks, your months.

“Men go to the Shed because they’ve got a desire to use their skills to accomplish something new partnering with friends.”

3. Having a Purpose

Men’s Sheds have given thousands of men across the country a new lease of life. While many of the men at Men’s Sheds are retired, others who are still working, or in between jobs, are simply looking for another outlet and something productive to do.

“It gives people a reason to get up in the morning and I can relate to that,”. “Even if you have a week or two off, quite quickly you start not getting up as early in the morning and a lot of the good has gone out of the day so that’s a big part of it.”

4. Support

Our members have seen the dramatic impact that having the support of other men can make in other people’s lives.

“Men won’t talk face-to-face, but that they will talk shoulder-to-shoulder is very, very true. Men who don’t know each other are coming up to the shed and are talking about these issues. These benefits are there and they are saving people from themselves.”

5. Self-Esteem

The effect of joining a men’s shed is immense – boosting moods, self esteem and general well-being. “Although the stigma is lessening as awareness increases, I think men still need to be encouraged to share their issues and confront loneliness,

”In the North County Men’s Shed, we are committed to tackling this issue – for young and old, retired, unemployed or working men, the able-bodied and those with special needs.”

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6. Creating a New Circle of Friends

Statistics show that the number of friends an average man or woman has decreases dramatically as the years go on. Having the opportunity to create a new community around you can be priceless.

“In our shed, they’re all of different opinions and different walks of life and different occupations and skills, but it’s amazing how well we all blend in together and discuss our problems with each other. Each of us may have a problem and a lot wouldn’t discuss them with their wives,”.

7. Having Fun

It’s about having a laugh, enjoying people, enjoying life!

“The atmosphere in the shed is brilliant,”. “When we meet every Wednesday afternoon, the banter is almighty.”

We have a breakfast once a month on Friday morning at one of several local restaurants. We go on field trips to interesting places like the Piper Aircraft Factory in Vero Beach, the Palm Beach International Airport tower, the Palm Beach Zoo and Planetarium and many more.

8. Enhancing Health

As social beings, we need community and connection to survive. Sometimes, as we get older, we begin to lose our social connections because of normal circumstances like retirement or simply living in a more digital world.

Men’s Sheds helps to enhance the well-being of all men by encouraging social inclusion. Grounded in the spirit of camaraderie, the movement benefits society at large by creating a positive ripple effect throughout our communities.

9. Helping the Community

And finally, it’s a great organization because the shed has chosen projects that help others in need in the community. The North County Men’s Shed has become a supporter of the Cabana Colony PAL and other such local projects.

10. Men’s Shed Changes Lives

For all of the reasons above Men’s Shed will enhance your life. Give us a try.