Some men may take that world cruise but it seems that many more just end up feeling lonely. With evidence linking loneliness to physical illness and to cognitive decline, loneliness is becoming a health issue.
The men’s shed movement started in Australia in 2007 to counter this trend. At one level, if you’re a klutz with a hammer, you’ll be coached in how to make stuff. But the real purpose of men’s sheds is to foster a sense of belonging.