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Neighbour Day is always held on the last Sunday in March – but don’t wait until then to talk to your neighbours!

 

The aim is to encourage everyone to have better relationships with the people next door and across the street. To develop a greater sense of community caring, especially to look after the vulnerable and elderly who live alone.

 

Whether you are in the city, in a town or on a farm anyone can participate.

 

Unlike other awareness days you don’t make a donation, buy a badge or a ribbon or wear a silly hat. All you do is introduce yourself to the people next door and across the street … or on the next property.

 

By introducing yourself and passing on your name and telephone numbers you are helping to break down the barriers.

The elderly are particularly at risk and that’s why it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for them.  Neighbour Day is also for young people too - especially international students or country kids who move to the city to go to university.

 

Make sure they know they can call on you in an emergency or personal crisis.

 

NEIGHBOUR DAY HAS FIVE PRINCIPAL AIMS

  • Strengthen communities and build better relationships with the people who live around us.
  • Create safer, healthier and more vibrant suburbs and towns.
  • Promote tolerance, respect and understanding.
  • Break down community barriers.
  • Protect the elderly, the vulnerable and the disadvantaged.

WHAT TO DO

  • 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 number for their use in an emergency.
  • Agree to keep in contact.

When:  29 March 2009

Time:  All day!

Where:  Around the world!

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