Queensland aged care provider, Tall Trees Redland Bay, has introduced a Men’s Club within their care community.
The Men’s Club comes hand in hand with initiatives already in place in the Tall Trees care community; created to battle depression and isolation among older Australian men.
Networking coordinator, Hannah Reed, said last year Tall Trees – in partnership with Redland District Committee on the Ageing (RDCOTA) – incorporated the Men’s Shed which boosts the happiness and wellbeing of local seniors.
“Both the shed and the newly created ‘Men’s Club’ have been established to provide a comfortable and familiar environment for the senior men to socialise with their peers within the care community,” Ms Reed says.
Tall Trees care communities provide an array of activities to encourage more social interaction between the community and Tall Trees residents as it’s important seniors do not feel like they are alone.
“Our male residents and staff members are already very excited about the different events to be organised through their very own Care Community’s Secret Men’s Club.”
Tall Trees handy maintenance man, Bruce Utatao, will be running the Men’s Club and looks forward to the adventures for Tall Trees male residents and staff.
“Although it’s only early days yet, I think the Men’s Club will be a great success and a lot of fun,” Mr Utatao says.
“It’s just a great opportunity to form new friendships and stronger bonds between us blokes within the Tall Trees care community – which is important for us as we age.
“Even if it’s just a day out in the boat, or a drink or two at the pub on a Friday afternoon, we’re sure to have a laugh in good company.”