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Join a Men's Shed

Men of all ages and walks of life are welcome at Men's Sheds. They're a place where skills are developed, shared and learned, and social connections are created. Find one close to you on the Men's Shed website.

Men of all ages and walks of life are welcome at Men's Sheds. They're a place where skills are developed, shared and learned, and social connections are created. Find one close to you on the Men's Shed website.

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Plan activities outdoors

The next time you make social plans, suggest an outdoor activity like bushwalking, a BBQ or picnic in the park. 

The next time you make social plans, suggest an outdoor activity like bushwalking, a BBQ or picnic in the park. 

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Be observant

When taking public transport, or as a passenger in a car, disconnect from technology and simply observe your surroundings.

When taking public transport, or as a passenger in a car, disconnect from technology and simply observe your surroundings.

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Spend time with animals

Pay attention to how they move their bodies, what makes them excited or calm, and what they choose to explore. Notice how they make you feel when you're around them. 

Pay attention to how they move their bodies, what makes them excited or calm, and what they choose to explore. Notice how they make you feel when you're around them. 

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Assist the elderly

Volunteer in an aged care facility and connect with the residents. Contact your local centres to find out what you could do. Or, just spend more time helping your own elderly family members or neighbours. 

Volunteer in an aged care facility and connect with the residents. Contact your local centres to find out what you could do. Or, just spend more time helping your own elderly family members or neighbours. 

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Try a local meet up

Join a local group to meet people, try something new, or do more of what you love. Visit the meetup website and start making new friends. 

Join a local group to meet people, try something new, or do more of what you love. Visit the meetup website and start making new friends. 

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Forge an inter-generational friendship

Catch up with someone from another generation and talk about their experiences growing up. Check out #OldMate to connect with people of all ages in your area. 

Catch up with someone from another generation and talk about their experiences growing up. Check out #OldMate to connect with people of all ages in your area. 

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Have a day off social media

Turn off Facebook and Instagram for a day and focus on your real world interactions.

Turn off Facebook and Instagram for a day and focus on your real world interactions.

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Join a community group

Join a community group and give your time to a worthy cause. It could be a sporting club, neighbourhood watch or even your local choir. 

Join a community group and give your time to a worthy cause. It could be a sporting club, neighbourhood watch or even your local choir. 

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Put your phone away

Put your phone down when you're talking to people so it doesn’t distract you from your conversation. It will make them feel better too, knowing they have your full attention.

Put your phone down when you're talking to people so it doesn’t distract you from your conversation. It will make them feel better too, knowing they have your full attention.

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