Many older men within the Newtownabbey local area lose some sense of purpose with the loss of their work role, status, workmates, income or when their personal circumstances change dramatically for the worse, and can find themselves disengaged from their community.
If the pub or sports is not their thing they could rapidly find themselves alone & with little to occupy their time.
Men with their own shed have often developed their skills and interests, but in a larger facility, with better or more equipment can develop with others. Assistance by Men’s Shed can be provided for local community development activities - a Men's Shed offers something new.
Working alongside others and with a common purpose without imposed demands can be exactly what many men need.