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.