Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hello Is Anyone There

The Alzheimer Activity Boards have found their new owners, Not Jenni CEO or Colleen the Service Manager at ADSSI but the ADSSI organisation. The Boards were presented at a special morning tea, but ours are always special, and if they are a success when taken by the ADSSI volunteers into the homes of their clients we may be asked to make some more.

We look forward to helping out again and to further visits from the executive staff at ADSSI.

Jenni never did get to find out who was on the other end of the line!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Can't Take the Boys Out Of the Men

Who says clearing the outside storage area is all hard work! Well it might be for Mike as there just has to be smaller jockeys going around than Graham but he's not complaining. Don't you just love the eye catching gloves Mike is wearing to protect his tender hands.

Guys you can have a lot of fun without being silly.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Another Community Project Completed

No second-guessing as to what these 2 items are because everyone knows an activity board for advanced Alzheimer's patients when they see one.

The men have made 4 Activity Stands and 1 Activity Box for handing over to the Aged & Disability Support Services (ADSSI) organisation. The units will be taken by support staff to men in the advanced stages of Alzheimer's for use in therapy activities.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Man of Many Talents

The many talents of "George of the Shed" never cease to amaze. One day the 81 year old is climbing a ladder to weld up a gate that now bears his name, he sharpens twist drills by hand on the grinder with a flourish, he tells stories during our Tool Box meetings that have become legend and now he proudly shows off a circular stand he so easily knocked to hold a 'remodelled' beer keg that has been converted into a brazier.

Our Shed would not be the same without George even if we do love to have 'a lend' of him at every opportunity.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Queensland Flood Appeal Donation

The men in the Shed are very mindful of the excellent facilities we have available and in the past have responded to help others in the community who are in need.

The recent floods in Queensland captured the attention of the Shed and as a group we decided to assist in some small way by raising money through a raffle of some Rugby League team memorabilia. Mark Segal using his pyrography skills had prepared a series of RL team mascot boards and the winner of the raffle was able to choose their preferred team plaque to take home.

The raffle held within the Shed and the Tuggerah Lakes Community Centre raised $260.00 which was deposited in the Red Cross Flood Relief bank account.

Well done to all who supported this worthwhile cause.