A postcard designed to initiate connections between neighbours is now available as part of the City of Greater Geelong’s new Healthy at Home toolkit.
The card allows residents to offer support to other people in their community, while maintaining physical distance.
Interested residents are asked to complete the details prompted by the postcard and drop it into the letterbox of someone who might need a helping hand with tasks like groceries, watering the garden or putting out the bins.
The card, which is a new addition to the Healthy at Home toolkit launched in May, is being delivered to 30,000 homes across the City and can also be downloaded from our website.
The Healthy at Home toolkit also includes a number of resources and tips that can be easily adopted at home, including in times of isolation.
The initiative focuses on four key priority areas:
- Mental health and wellbeing
- Food and nutrition
- Physical activity
- Positive and respectful relationships
Resources can be accessed online and will soon be made available in printed booklets.
It is hoped that this latest addition to the Healthy at Home resources will help to spark a wave of kindness across the community.
Explore the Healthy at Home online toolkit or register for a print version by phoning 5272 5272.
Greater Geelong Mayor - Stephanie Asher
One of the positives that has come out of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been our desire to help others, whether that be via an organised volunteer group or simply looking out for a neighbour.
Our community spirit has remained strong, even in times of being apart.
I encourage residents to make use of the new greeting card, or let it inspire an act of kindness towards someone who might need a helping hand.
Chair, Community Health, Wellbeing and Safety - Cr Pat Murnane
The City’s Healthy at Home toolkit initiative continues to be a reliable source of varied ideas that support healthy lifestyles at home.
Sending a postcard could really brighten someone’s day, who is experiencing poor health and wellbeing caused by isolation.