What does our Shed offer?
Our Shed is an inclusive Shed. While it is designed for men of any age, we also make welcome partners. We realise that Men's Sheds traditionally attract an older generation, particularly those close to their retirement. However, our Shed also has programs at the moment for men with mobility, mental health or other health issues.
We offer a range of programmes and activities which can be found under our Clubs Tab.
We're keen to involve men who have particular skills and who would gladly help teach others.
We're are equally keen to have blokes involved who want to learn from others, or maybe you just want to come over for a cuppa and a chat.
While the Shed is not focused on any one specific demographic in the community, it is acknowledged that the current operations of the Shed do attract a mainly older group of men who are mostly retired or nearing retirement.
There are a number of older men in the Casey/Cardinia community who are facing issues associated with significant change including retirement, ageing, health, isolation, becoming a carer, disability, loss of a partner and separation. The Shed provides the venue to share and discuss life experiences in a relaxed environment.
The Shed currently provides the following outcomes:
For the Men:
A place to be yourself - do what you want, when you want, how you want;
Pursue hobbies, pastimes and interests;
Meet other men to whom you can relate to;
Share or exchange ideas;
A place to learn;
A place to teach;
Discuss and learn about men's health issues
Talk to someone who will listen and not judge;
Talk to someone who understands;
Socialise and find mateship, camaraderie and fellowship.
For the Community:
Utilising skills that may have been hidden and unused;
Construction or repair of community projects;
Some of the problems that older men suffer can be addressed and referred;
Reduce the burden on services in the community by minimising the impact of some men's health issues through education, support and encouragement
APMS Committee 2019-20
President: Lindsay Harding
Vice President: Maury Hall
Secretary: Paul Perrone
Treasurer: Peter Mason
Ordinary Committee Members:
[L to R]Jim Grills, Ernie Bird, Phil Lardner, Doug Hutchinson, Jack Brown
Phil Taylor & Lawry Hamilton
Meeting Times and Days
General Members’ Meetings
3rd Thursday of the Month Starting @ 10.15am
2nd Monday of the Month Starting @ 9.30am
Meetings may alter depending on Public holidays.