On the last Sunday of march each year it is Neighbour Day. Neighbour Day is about developing better relationships with people next door and across the street to create stronger, more healthier and vibrant communities.
It was founded in 2003 after the discovery of an Australian woman who died alone in her home and was not found for two years. Neighbour Day is now a global event.
The aim is to encourage us all to develop a greater sense of community caring, looking after the vulnerable and isolated – especially those who live alone. Whether you live in the city, in a town or on a farm anyone can participate.
What can I do to participate in this event?
Participating in Neighbour Day is easy. You don’t make a donation, you don’t wear a ribbon and you don’t buy a badge. You don’t even have to register or volunteer or set up a committee.
All you need to do is:
- Say G'day to your neighbours.
- Make a special effort to introduce yourself to older residents in your street and anyone who lives alone.
- Leave your mobile and home telephone number for use in an emergency.
- Agree to keep in contact.
For more information and resources, please visit http://www.neighbourday.org/