It's no secret Tamworth's Men Shed has lead the way for tech-savvy seniors, and since they can't meet in person now, innovative thinking has kept them in touch.
Community Liaison John Tucker has said their regular group was meeting every Monday, staying connected with a cuppa and a chat.
With 12 to 15 men in their group, it's important now more than ever to offer support for those reaching out to beat the isolation.
"We now have phone calls between us because meetings have been restricted, and it's safer if we meet through phone and email," Mr Tucker said.
"So far we hadn't done too much online - in this day and age we are looking to go online, and have been offering computer training sessions for those who haven't kept up to date with the technology."
But others like the Men's Shed in Gunnedah says many of their members aren't online, which means there is a lot of ringing around and chatting over the phone.
President Harold Hill says with a regular crowd of about 30 members, a lot are in places now restricted to visitors.
Added to that, the ban on gatherings over two people means it may be a struggle for the more elderly members to remain in touch.
"The normal one on one meetings, we can't do it," he said.
While some have their projects they can carry on with at home, many don't have the mobility or access to the same options.
"There are a lot out there who aren't computer literate," he says.
This can have further impacts, like having to go in person to doctor's appointments rather than taking advantage of their new online services.
"I do know that you do miss things by not being part of groups like this, but we all need to do what we can at this time."
However for those members who do have a computer handy, The Australian Men's Shed Association (AMSA) have just launched a website to help everyone stay connected.
The AMSA Shed Online will help 'shedders' stay connected during a period where staying in touch and connected has never been more important.
"Australians are becoming more and more physically isolated amidst the current coronavirus emergency - right now we need to find ways to maintain our social connections," AMSA Executive Officer David Helmers said.
When it comes to older Australians the influence of social connectedness, or lack thereof, on mortality is comparable to well-known risk factors such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.
The goal of The AMSA Shed Online is to facilitate an online space where people can connect in the same way they do at the shed - over a cuppa and a laugh.