Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, encouraging people to connect with those who live in their neighbourhood.
Whether through a cuppa, a picnic in the park, or a message of support; hosting a Neighbour Day event is the perfect opportunity to say thanks for being a great neighbour and for being there when I needed you most.
Neighbour Day is celebrated on the last Sunday in March every year with the aim of fostering strong personal connections that last the whole year round. Every day can be neighbour day.
The annual theme for Neighbour Day 2017 is: The Importance of Social Connection for the Elderly.
In 2017, Neighbour Day falls 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.
Should you wish to know more about hosting your own Neighbour Day event, visit http://www.neighbourday.org. Alternatively, call Relationships Australia NT on 08 8950 4100 to have a quick chat!