We've launched a women-only program at our Men’s Sheds to get older women reconnecting and learning new skills.
She Shed allows like-minded women to come together in an empowering educational setting and learn useful home maintenance skillsCr Narelle Sharpe
She Shed was launched early this month after continuing to receive requests for a women-only group.
“As the community ages we continue to see a high proportion of single older women whose husbands had traditionally taken care of basic household repairs,” Moonee Valley Mayor Cr Narelle Sharpe said.
“She Shed allows like-minded women to come together in an empowering educational setting, whether they are skilled at using power tools or not, and learn useful home maintenance skills.”
Since launching on Monday, 6 May we’ve already had 14 women sign up to the She Shed program.
“Over the past five years we’ve hosted weekly open sessions at the Aberfeldie Men’s Shed which is open to seniors of all genders, however attendance has been low and we’ve continued to receive requests to run a women-only group,” Cr Sharpe said.
“Just like our Men’s Shed program, a skilled program facilitator is on hand to show them the ropes and help them learn new transferrable skills, connect with their peers in a safe space and participate in community projects.”
Sessions are held weekly at Strathmore Men’s Shed on Mondays from 9am to 1pm and an annual membership costs $65 and any woman or person who identifies as a woman is invited to attend.
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