Akoonah Park Men's Shed will support the health and well-being and strive to improve the quality of life of men who primarily reside in the Casey and Cardinia areas.
Akoonah Park Men's Shed supports men by providing them with a safe and friendly environment in which they can improve their physical and mental health; improve and maintain their productivity; improve their sense of self-worth; improve their value to the community and socialise, thus providing meaningful purpose to their lives".
The specific values of the Akoonah Park Mens’ Shed are:
To provide a facility where men feel comfortable and where they can socialise, use their practical skills and contribute to the community, leading to enrichment of their physical and mental health and well-being.
To support the general welfare needs of men of all ages and backgrounds in the Casey and Cardinia catchment area.
To provide a variety of opportunities for men which are designed to support and enhance their mental well being and physical health.
To provide a venue for on-going social interaction among members.
To be flexible in meeting changing needs and to draw on the wealth of talent and experience of the membership for the benefit of members.
To conduct a well-managed and well-operated community based Men's Shed while applying the principles of good governance.
To undertake community development and support activities.
To be good neighbours to the whole community, especially Akoonah Park, its other users and local not-for-Profit organisations.
To expand Akoonah Park Men's Shed as necessary to accommodate the projected number of members who can join in the planned activities.