The AIDER (Assist Infirm, Disabled and Elderly Residents) program is a free, one-off service which supports some of our most at-risk community members, to help them get their homes bush-fire ready.
The program helps people live more safely and confidently in their home in areas where bush fires may start.
The AIDER program is designed for people who have limited domestic support available from family, relatives, friends or other services. This could include older people, people living with a disability, and people who are already receiving community assistance and services. Their property must also be on bush fire prone land (land that can support a bush fire or be subject to bush fire attack).
AIDER services can include:
thinning vegetation around the home
removing leaf and tree debris
trimming branches from close to the home
mowing or slashing long grass.
If you would like to know more about the free, one-off AIDER service, call 02 8741 4955 or email email@example.com
Seniors Bus Trips
Our seniors bus trips have proven popular for all!
The upcoming Seniors Bus trips are:
September 29th: Wollondily Heritage Centre
October 27th: Nan Tien Temple
November 24th: Calmsley City Farm
December 15th: Christmas Lights Tour
For more information, or to RSVP, please contact the Centre on 4751 3033
Our Open Day on the 17th of September, is coming up soon. We have circus performers, jumping castles, and face painters confirmed. Plus, all our groups will be in attendance somehow! It’s the perfect chance to come and talk to our volunteers and staff about the things going on in the community.
SNCC Open Day
The Springwood Neighbourhood Centre is proud to announce that we will be having an Open Day to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Centre.
On Sunday 17th of September, we will be having stalls, music, a free BBQ and more! Please, come along to the Centre and help us celebrate.
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Bug Club in July
Our last Bug Club was a huge success, and happily we will be running it again on July 23rd, from 8.30am to 12pm at the Centre.
Everyone is welcome to come!
Science at the Local July
On July 23rd, at 2.30pm, the Science at the Local is hosting a special talk by Tim Low at the Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub. Tim is a biologist, environmental consultant and author of seven books. He writes broadly on Australia’s ecology: its birdlife, and wild foods; the plant and animal species thriving in our urban spaces, and those fighting for survival in wild habitats.
Where Song Began and The New Nature: A talk by Tim Low
Co-sponsored by the Blue Mountains Conservation Society & Science at the Local
Free tickets can be booked via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/tim-low-where-song-began-the-new-nature-tickets-34099801424
Our first Bug Club in June
The Springwood Neighbourhood Centre was open Sunday the 25th of June with the Springwood Growers Market. We welcomed any one to come in and say from 8.30am til 12pm.
We hosted a Bug Club for young and young at heart on the 25th. It was a huge success, with over 200 people coming into the Centre to see the bugs.
It will be running again next month, on July 23rd during the Growers Market.
The month of May was a rewarding and busy time with our usual services, community activities and an increase in people visiting our Centre at ‘The Hub’.
During Neighbourhood Centre Week, our gift vouchers distributed from the Town Square were a terrific way to encourage many new people to explore what goes on and information available at the Centre. Many local businesses and organisations donated prizes for the raffle that raised $284 towards our Emergency Food Relief program.
We are pleased to report that all raffle prizes have been picked up as per list published on Facebook. We very much appreciate this support from our local community.
For more information about what has been happening at the Centre, or to see the activities list for the next month, please see our NEWSLETTER.
Neighbour Day March 2017
Neighbour Day was celebrated on the last Sunday in March, with the aim of fostering strong personal connections that last the whole year round.
The annual theme for Neighbour Day 2017 was: The Importance of Social Connection for the Elderly.
In 2017, Neighbour Day fell on Sunday 26 March.
The principal aim of Neighbour Day is to build better relationships with the people who live around us, especially the elderly and vulnerable. Neighbours are important because good relationships with others can and do change communities. Social connection also makes us feel better as it helps prevent loneliness, isolation and depression. Neighbour Day brings together like-minded people, resources, and organisations to grow stronger, well connected communities.
The Springwood Neighbourhood Centre was open on the Sunday 26th morning, from 9am to 12pm. It was great to see people coming in and helping us celebrate.
International Women’s Day 2017
International Women’s Day 2017 was celebrated at the Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub, room 1, from 8.30am to 10.30am, on Friday March 10th.
The various speakers were fantastic, and a good time was had by all!
International Women’s Day is about celebrating social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women all over the world. This year the theme is ‘Be Bold for Change’.