Men’s Shed of West Michigan.
Sitting, standing or working, we are shoulder to shoulder. Providing a place to go, something to do, someone to talk to.
Get to know us.
Our Frequently Asked Questions section below will hopefully answer some questions about our organization.
Do you still have questions? Send us a message or call 616.276.6125!
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions…
What is the purpose of Men’s Shed?
What is a Men’s Shed
A Men’s Shed is a dedicated, friendly and welcoming meeting place where men come together to undertake a variety of mutually agreed upon activities. Men’s Sheds are a community-based, non-profit, non-commercial organization accessible to all men, and whose primary purpose is to provide a safe and friendly environment where men are able to work on meaningful projects at their own pace in the company of other men.
We recognize that many men have both time on their hands and a tendency to suffer from isolation, loneliness, and depression. This is especially true when they retire, as the identities of many men are tied to their careers. The members of Men’s Sheds come from all walks of life – they have time on their hands and would like to undertake something meaningful. When men have a social network, they are healthier overall.
A Men’s Shed is set up to provide men with the opportunity to
- Share– skills, stories, news, fun, entertainment, enjoyable conversation
- Learn– new trades or skills including cooking
- Make/Restore– woodworking, small engine repair, etc.
- Recreation – leisure activities (cards, games, hikes, etc)
Men’s Sheds are open to all men regardless of age, background or ability. It is a place to share old skills and to develop new ones.
Men don’t talk face to face: they talk shoulder to shoulder. It is often this simple insight that resonates with people who are learning about Men’s Sheds and wondering why they work.
Men’s Shed of West Michigan will work toward a future where all men have the opportunity to improve and maintain their health and well-being by participating in a community Men’s Shed.
The purpose of our Men’s Shed is to provide activities that will encourage older men to become active. It is not intended to exclude women or younger men.
What type of services do you offer?
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How much does it cost to join?
Our Membership Fee is xxx, and you will need to fill out a Membership form (add link to form). Membership Page
Do you accept donations?
Yes! We accept both financial contributions and donations of supplies and materials. Click here to see a list of items (and click to donate, etc.)
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I have an uncanny attention to detail. You’ll find it all throughout my work! I use the Atomic Blocks plugin because it’s also crafted with attention to detail.
I studied graphic design for four years under the great designer, painter and art educator, Paula Scher. Everything I learned goes into every project I start.
Communication is key, as they say! We’ll keep in regular contact about any projects we start to ensure you get the end result you’re looking for.
I like to work with each client directly to ensure their project is scoped and priced according to the specs. We’ll work through the costs before we start.
My latest blog posts.
Hi folks, as we move towards opening the WM Shed in the Fall of 2020, there are a few pieces of equipment we need. Each week we’ll post suggestions of how you might be able to help us. It would be appreciated if you could pass along the information to your friends, family and acquaintances…
For those of you becoming familiar with Men’s Sheds and what they are, we thought this explanation from one of the Australian web pages explained it quite nicely: What is a Men’s Shed? A Men’s Shed is any community-based, non-commercial organization which is open to all males where: The primary activity is the provision of…