Neighbour Day 2017
15 March 2017
The City of Albany is encouraging residents to get to know their fellow community members this Neighbour Day, Sunday March 26.
Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community and encourages people to connect with those who live nearby.
The theme for 2017 is ‘the importance of social connections for the elderly’ and asks all Australians to reach out to older people in their community who may be feeling socially isolated.
Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington encouraged residents to take up the opportunity to build better relationships with their neighbours, especially the elderly and the vulnerable.
“Take the time to catch up with your neighbours over a cuppa, barbeque or simply have a chat over the fence,” Mayor Wellington said.
“Reach out to those people in our community who may be feeling lonely or isolated, and make them feel welcomed and surrounded by the friendly community that is Albany.”
The City of Albany provides free Neighbour Day event kits for registered events and activities, the kits include and event guide, invites, cricket wicket wheelie bin sticker and an activity bag.
The first 10 community groups to register will also receive a $100 voucher towards food for their event, a $50 voucher will be supplied to the first 10 individuals to register.
Registrations forms are available from the City of Albany’s website www.albany.wa.gov.au.