Cheer Up, Big Guy
Monday, 13 September 2010 13:18
Written by Staff
Feeling blue? You’re not alone. Isolation, loneliness and depression make up some of the major health issues in Canada. On a brighter note, the St. James Assiniboia 55+ Centre recognized the need for programs for men over 50, especially retired men, and so began Mensheds. Based on a successful program in Australia, the centre’s Mensheds is the first of its kind in North America. Providing hands-on activities and camaraderie, Mensheds has groups and classes dedicated to everything from woodcarving to cribbage to computers, and has even partnered with local schools to offer wood shop and greenhouse programming. Think of it
as a daycare for adults! For more information about Mensheds, visit www.menshedassiniboia.com.