Alan Larkin Projects

Tactile Tool Box

The Coffs Shed was commissioned by the Coffs Harbour Health Campus to make a Tactile Tool Box to be used by people living with dementia. The material was donated by Coffs Harbour Hardwoods and all the guys pitched in to build this worthy project.

Note: Sensory stimulation for Alzheimer’s patients and people with other forms of dementia has been shown to decrease agitation and restlessness, as well as improve sleep. These symptoms are very common in most forms of dementia, and certainly in people with Alzheimer’s, so sensory stimulation translates as improved quality of life for the patient as well as for the caregiver.

Caterpillar House

One of the shed's latest projects: 

Playground boat built for 'Caterpillar House' (local Child Care Centre). 

Building material supplied by Coffs Harbour Hardwoods, built by 'Ross' and assisted by other guys from our shed.

Master Craftsman

Wayne's Masterpiece.

In other news...

The Men's Shed had made 2 boards with a variety of small common devices for the Coffs Harbour Hospital as a donation. 
Tom Skinner reported today that both boards for the rehabilitation unit at the Hospital to train fine motor skills of stroke patients are completed. 
Warren Sangers wife Jane has kindly painted both boards in bright colourful scenes.

A big thank you to all involved in this project.

Master Craftsman

Made with love...

"Happy Little Boy"

"On behalf of my son thank you so much for the mud kitchen, it's perfect and exactly what we were after." 

Australian Rally Project

Dioramma Cases built at Coffs Men's Shed for the Australian Rally Museum, great people to work for, cases look fantastic lit up.