merseymouth wrote:Plus 1 Belgiangoth! Loneliness is as big a killer as cancer, so social interaction can be a life saver.
In Australia the "Man Shed" movement is saving many folk from abject misery.
Remember one thing, more of the elderly actually cook rather than just re-heat. No Golden Arches for me & SWMBO. IGICB MM
I tried to set up a Man Shed here years ago pre the ones in Oz . There was lots of interest but the problem was finding some affordable premises. Proved impossible here in the South East. You need power water and a toilet as well as a roof and four walls. But.. we did have a monthly pub meet which attracted lots of Classic Cars and bikes and people bringing along paintings sculptures and woodwork examples. That would be a much better use of taxes on the heating allowance etc and be great for mens loneliness and mental health. Women are great at organising themselves into interest groups, men arent.