A new "Blokes Shed" is now sitting proudly amongst the wings at Bethlehem Views.
Trained volunteers are supporting residents to make the most of the shed, and it now has a collection of old hand tools and implements to use.
Manager Rachel Dadson said the home recognised many men had ongoing, unmet needs when they came into care, that could easily be catered for with a shed-like environment.
"A place where men can engage in meaningful activities that help maintain strength, coordination, thinking skills, and emotional well-being in a familiar environment and where the domain is mainly for men. Men need their space, and opportunities to pass the time with other men."
She said some of the shed activities would be as simple as sorting screws, nails, or assembling nuts and bolts or irrigation components.
"Rather than giving up activities, it may be possible to modify them, thus maintaining a person's dignity."