4 May 2020 at 5:11 pm #2510
Hi Rip Woodchip… You are like the majority of people, the ones who never listened to their parents. I constantly have my neighbors son popping across for a chat, he does suffer from ADHD and is always in trouble with his dad for one reason or another. After I listen to what his problems are, I ask him, ‘what is the best way to sort it out’?
He always comes back with the right answer, but he does need confirmation of what he as said is the correct way to go. By not judging him, he feels there is always a place where he can get the right answers, even if he provides those answers.
I am happy to say, he is now a member of the shed under the ‘At-risk youths program’ we run.
You could not be more right with your description of guys finding their purpose in life at the shed. Quite a few of our members find their place by interacting with the youths we have in our program, and steering them on the right path. It is rewarding to see the guys come to us with issues and forget about them just for a while, whilst working with the boys.
I believe men’s sheds keep the nursing homes at bay. The guys go home at the end of the day feeling much better than when they arrived.
Some great thoughts there Rip.5 May 2020 at 2:32 am #2513markwinstonParticipant
How did you all structure the at-risk kid’s program? I worked with a population once at a residential/school treatment facility. Perhaps some could do that over here…let me know, please.5 May 2020 at 8:23 am #2514Rip WoodchipParticipant
Thats the one mate! looks like the idea is catching on! They are g
looking at building one in Tassie?
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-19/australian-first-dementia-village-set-to-open-in-tasmania/87247725 May 2020 at 9:42 am #2517
G’Day Mark.. I have just spent an hour replying to your post. I pressed ‘Submit’ and it sent the reply into cyber space. I have to go out just now, so I need to retype the post again for you.
5 May 2020 at 12:55 pm #2527
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G’Day Mark… I have tried on numerous occasions to make the post, but something was going wrong each time. I was successful in making the post by breaking it into 3 posts. Follow the link below to take you to the posts.
I didn’t think the post was too long because it is shorter than some of the longer posts on here.6 May 2020 at 12:55 am #2534markwinstonParticipant
That is a terrific program you guys have. It is community-based as well as intergenerational also funded. If we could put something together like that here it would help many people of all ages. The mentors receive much satisfaction as do the youth! Thanks much for sending the information…6 May 2020 at 8:30 am #2540
G’day Rip… I followed your link and spent some time checking out what is on offer. All I can say is, what a brilliant concept.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
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