When Was The Last Time You Said Hello to Your Neighbours?

We hear about it happening more often than we should – people, especially elderly people, passing away in their homes and not found for considerable periods of time because they have nobody to call in on them.

In light of the recent story about a mother and son who both perished in their home and weren’t discovered for 10 days, we wanted to send a reminder out to the people of Mudgee to ensure you say hello to your neighbours, knock on the door if you haven’t seen them for a while, just to make sure they’re OK.

If you need an excuse, the above linked article should be enough, but if not, Sunday March 25th is the 10th annual Neighbour Day in Australia, and all neighbours are encouraged to check on and get to know each other for the benefit of the community as a whole as well as for individuals.

If you’re not the sort of person to knock on the neighbour’s door, consider putting a leaflet in the letterbox inviting them to a street party or BBQ in the park to get to know everyone.

It is hoped that through Neighbour Day, there’s awareness raised about the unfortunate events that occur when people don’t have a lot of family and friends to keep an eye on them and make sure everything is ok. It’s important to connect with the people around us, not just on Neighbour Day, but throughout the year. You might even like to do something kind like help your neighbours mow their lawns or take out their bins; making even the smallest of gestures can make all the difference.

Will you be saying hello to your neighbour on Neighbour Day?

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