Are you 50+ and . . .
- keen to try your hand at something new
- like to socialise
- like to give back to your community from time to time
- have a project you would like to start but don’t have the tools or maybe the skills
- have skills others could benefit from
Look no further, we have a solution!
Based in Manurewa, Boomer Business offers a space for baby boomers to work on their own, and community, projects.
Since the grand opening on 12 February 2015, Boomer Business has offered a space for people to get stuck into a range of courses and projects and meet some pretty neat people at the same time.
Our spaces include a fully equipped craft room, semi-commercial kitchen, impressive men's shed, a technology lab and lots more.
Opening hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings 9am-12pm.We have plenty planned for 2016. At present we're running Friday morning sewing classes (using sewing machines, and including other crafts such as quilting, crochet and knitting), and beginner's computer classes.
WANTED: SKILLED PEOPLE WITH SPARE TIME!We need skilled cabinet makers, builders, welders, engineers etc to help and teach others at our Boomer Business workshop. If you have some spare time on your hands, have some practical tool skills and would like to help, please contact us today.
Need help with a craft project?
We host a dementia group every Wednesday morning at Boomer Business. This wonderful group of people work on community craft projects, so if you need an extra few pairs of hands for a community craft project you are working on, please give us a call! We would love to help. email Anita Curlett. Lately the group has worked on creating origami seedling pots for the Tread Lightly organisation.
Why have we set up the Boomer Business workshop?
Beautification Trust General Manager, Graeme Bakker, says the facility was built when the Trust realized the demand from retirees for the space. “Often people’s circumstances change when they retire – they have more time on their hands, or they move house and don’t have the same space and tools they used to – but they still have skills and experience they wish to share. This space allows communities to come together to work on whatever projects they wish. The Men's Shed concept has been hugely successful in Australia and New Zealand, and we desperately needed something similar south of Auckland, but we wanted women to be included too."
See our General Manager, Graeme Bakker, talking about why our city needs Boomer Business here.