Older men in M'boro to share skills with next generation
OLDER Men Unlimited has a new home in Maryborough that is set to help young trainees.
The group has teamed up with business Fraser Coast TESS to use its new training facility in Rocky St each week.
The partnership was officially celebrated on Monday in a ceremony with TESS employees, OMU members and Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell.
OMU Maryborough convenor Glen Miller said the Maryborough sub group was formed in September last year, but had not had a home in the Heritage City - until now.
The move is expected to help pass on skills from OMU members to trainees at TESS while also giving members access to a fully equipped workshop to help build equipment for community groups.
The Maryborough sub-branch of the OMU Hervey Bay group has more than 30 members.
Mr Miller urged sporting grounds and organisations that had broken equipment or needed something built to get in contact with the enthusiastic group.
The group is building four bench seats for the Maryborough and District Hockey Association as well as two outdoor tables for the mental health unit at Maryborough Base Hospital.
Mr Miller said the group was always looking for new members to help on community projects and he can be phoned for more information on 4121 4724.
What is OMU?
- An outreach program for men in nursing homes
- The group will visit each nursing home once a month
- The group also reaches out to older men living by themselves at home or those who are isolated
- Plans to work with the trainees at Fraser Coast TESS to pass on skills