The beautiful village of Tattenhall in Cheshire
Age UK Cheshire: March 2016
Our Roving Reporter visited the Age UK Bus this week.
Gail, the Age UK Representative, was pleased to report that there had been a steady stream of visitors and I can confirm that many of those visitors left clutching a handful of leaflets and smiling! The new service is part of a trial, between now and June, where Age UK staff will be available to offer advice to people from in and around Tattenhall who are aged over 50 and to people who support an older relative or friend.
One Age UK intiative that caught my eye was the wonderfully named Men in Sheds. Men in Sheds is a project started by Age UK Cheshire in the autumn of 2008 based near Sealand Road in Chester — Unit 63, Evans Easyspace, Minerva Avenue, Chester. Open — Tuesday — Friday, 10am — 4pm.
The 'sheds' are a euphemism for a club and is actually an industrial unit where men can meet to undertake a variety of activities such as woodworking, metalworking, art and computers — almost like a youth club for the over 50's!
Steve Thrower, Men in Sheds Project Senior Officer, comments:
"It's a chance to learn new skills — or just pop along for a brew and a chat! Men find it far easier to chat around doing something rather than in more formal surroundings. The guys have come together to form new friendships, men from all walks of life."
The bus will be back outside the Barbour Institute on the 16th March — between 10am and midday. The visits are also in the What's on Calendar.
For more information, ring Age UK Cheshire on 01606 881660.
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