"This stuff may not look like much to some people, but it means a heck of a lot to the people here," Mr Roberts said.
Whyalla Aged Care site manager Lorna Walding said research established that men's sheds were an integral program that supports and improves men's mental health and well being.
Whyalla Aged Care integrated this new group into its lifestyle program.
Mrs Walding said engaging in hobbies and past interests could reduce stress, give feelings of competence, be socially engaging and improve the quality of a man's life.
needs of its male residents," she said.
Getting involved in the men's group were (from left) Peter Medliott, Andrew Summut, Janez Korosec, Neighbourhood Watch area 172 coordinator Chris Roberts, Whyalla Aged Care lifestyle assistant Robert Golding, residential site manager Lorna Walding and Neighbourhood Watch area 172 member Graham Gill.
"Sadly, when men are admitted, the shed, its contents and all associated activities are left behind.
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"Men need to engage in activities in physical surroundings that are more familiar to them like the gold old Aussie shed."
MEN'S GROUP: Whyalla Aged Care Copperhouse Court men's group has benefited from a donation from Neighbourhood Watch area 172 of a box of tools.
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"Men with dementia in aged care suffer significant losses, the Toddler Converse High Tops Australia greatest of these is a sense of purpose, as a result, depression and behaviours of concern become recurring problems," Mrs Walding said.
"It is very intense work they do here to keep them active."
"The focus should be on the person and their past achievements rather than their dementia and their losses."
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The money then goes back to Whyalla Aged Care Auxiliary.
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