Unit A8, Valley Business Park, Church Road, Newtownabbey
Mon - Fri: 10:30am-13:00pm. Public Hols CLOSED
+44 78897 48120
NEWTOWNABBEY MEN'S SHED
"...locum meum"
Opening Hours
Officially, it is:
Tues - Thurs: 10.00 - 13.00
but...is also open on Mon & Fri
Who Can Join?
Anyone over 18, but members are a little older!!!  Some restrictions apply (you must be responsible for your own supervision), contact Committee member for further details.
Is It Free?
Unfortunately not, currently it is £10.00/month, plus any costs associated with materials you may need...but you do get unlimited tea, coffee & snacks :-)
Where are we?
Unit A8
Valley Business Park
67, Church Road
NEWTOWNABBEY
BT36 7LS
(See map below)
About Us

Our aim,
“…is to promote the social inclusion, health & welfare of older men.”
• Providing a regular meeting venue for social interaction,
• Promoting the preservation and protection of men’s good health,
• Arranging demonstrations & skills sessions, thus improving & broadening educational development,
• Participating in local community based projects &
• Facilitating a range of suitable activities that can reasonably be accommodated that promotes ‘self-worth’ & social inclusion.
 
...more about us
 
Upcoming Events...
(Check the Calendar for more details)

24/05/18 - Making a Will - advised by a solicitor.
17/05/18 - BBQ, some photos, click here
 
This web site is still developing, should you find any 'issues', please use the 'Contact' page to let me know...many thanks :-)
 
Haven't thought of anything yet to go here...watch this space...
...background
Borne from the ethos of Men’s Shed, an internationally recognised organisation (‘google’ it to find out more) formed to target a social need for those who have just retired, suffered loss or just a place to go to meet others…

Newtownabbey Men’s Shed (I know not very original!) is a newly formed group for men within the Newtownabbey area, who meet every Tues - Thurs, 10.00 - 13.00, Valley Business Centre.  Please check out the ‘Calendar’ page to see what is happening!
...why?
Many older men within the Newtownabbey local area lose some sense of purpose with the loss of their work role, status, workmates, income etc and can find themselves disengaged from their community if the pub or sports is not their thing & rapidly find themselves alone.

Men with their own shed have often developed their skills and interests there but in a larger facility, with better or more equipment, with skills you can develop with others and jobs you can do for the community a Men's Shed offers something new.
...reason
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.
Why Us?
If you or you know someone that would benefit from attending Newtownabbey Men's Shed, please call email us using the Contact page, or even better, call down in person, there will always be a welcome...

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