Event will lift the roof off the Keith Men’s Shed

Chance to find out about Keith Men’s Shed

MEN CAN FIND OUT just what the ‘Men’s Shed’ movement is all about by turning out at the Keith Tesco car park on Tuesday, November 21 from 10am until 2pm.

There, thanks to the joint efforts of Keith Men’s Shed, Social Care Moray, Tesco Keith and tsiMoray, they can experience just what it would be like to join in the movement.

Willie Barron, secretary of Keith Men’s Shed, said: “If I were to describe in three words benefits of being a Men’s Shed member, I would say, companionship, friendship, banter.”

Ann Griffin, Area Public Health Co-ordinator with Health and Social Care Moray, said: “Men have had sheds in Scotland for as long as anyone can remember.

“The Men’s Shed movement isn’t about husbands, brothers, fathers or grandfathers disappearing into a shed by themselves, it’s the opposite. It’s for bringing men together for fun, social activity, peer support and is a modern idea offering a healthy and creative solution for men over the age of 18 with time on their hands.”

As well as finding out about Men’s Sheds, people will also have the opportunity to hear from the Community Wellbeing Development Team about what other activities are available to them in their community.

NHS Grampian will be on hand to provide specific information about men’s health. tsiMoray will offer advice on what help and support may be available to communities wanting to start their own group or gathering.

The event follows on from the success of the health and wellbeing Vintage Tea Parties. These brought together older people for a relaxed social gathering which also offered support and information on the services available to them.