Men are often the last ones to make their health and well-being a priority, Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said.
“All too often, men become increasingly isolated as they age, particularly when they retire. This means they don’t always have a trusted mate to discuss what they find to be difficult subjects like their own health and well-being,” he said.
“It is imperative that we do all we can to make sure men get the support they need.
“Men’s Sheds offers men a space with friendly easy-going conversation where they feel safe to discuss what they want.
“That is why I am happy to announce two Men’s Shed grants in the Clarence Valley.
“I would like to congratulate Iluka/Woombah Men’s Shed which has received a grant of more than $6000 and Clarence Valley U3A which received a grant of $3000.
“The Iluka/Woombah Men’s Shed will use its grant to improve its facilities, including security lighting and a kitchen upgrade, as well as purchasing material for a dust free enclosure for a compressor and dust extraction unit.
“Clarence River U3A will use its grant to hold health and wellbeing events, including teaching food preparation, essential nutrition and basic cooking.
“This is great news for our community. Men’s sheds are integral to the community and the benefits to men’s health are widely acknowledged.”