Loneliness in our Community

Created: Friday, 20 December 2019

 We all need to feel a sense of connection and belonging, that we are cared for and supported. But one in 4 Australians are lonely*.

What does loneliness look and feel like for people in the Tarrangower community? Why and how do we become socially disconnected? And what is it that we do (or could do) to change that?

In early 2020, Maldon Neighbourhood Centre will embark on a project to explore isolation and social disconnection in our community. The project will work alongside local people to:

  • ·explore the experience and impacts of social isolation;
  • ·identify ways that people have been able to ease loneliness and connect with others;
  • ·build on this to create something new in our community that aims to do just that.

We would very much like to hear from people with experience of loneliness and feelings of isolation. If you are keen to work together, drawing on your own experience and that of other community members, please get in touch with us by phone or email: 54752093 or info@maldonnc.org.au.

* https://www.abc.net.au/life/social-isolation-why-are-we-so-lonely/10493414

Climate Ready Maldon

Created: Friday, 20 December 2019

 The Climate Ready Maldon project led by the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre will support Maldon residents to become climate ready with practical actions such as home improvements to create cool zones, development of bushfire, emergency and heatwave plans, as well as education and awareness-raising about local climate change impacts.

Volunteers will work with Maldon residents to assess their homes and create a plan for households to put into action, helping to cope with heat waves and extreme weather events.

If you are interested in volunteering with this project or improving the inside temperature of your home, then get in touch today! Participating households will receive a $50 voucher to help make changes.  Register your interest on 5475 2093!

Special community lunch: celebrate seniors over 'roast of the day'

Created: Tuesday, 01 October 2019
As part of Mount Alexander Seniors Week Festival 2019, we will be honouring Maldon seniors on October 9 - our first community lunch for Term 4. 

Roast of the day seniors Oct 9

See the full program of what's on in the Shire for the Festival here.

Enrol for 2020!

Created: Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Are you considering Occasional Childcare in 2020? Well, now is the time to enrol your child!

We welcome families to come and visit - meet our staff and have a play! We can provide an enrolment pack for you filled with information about the service and all the necessary forms. Our service operates on Mondays from 9.30am to 2.30pm, our final day for 2019 is Monday 16 December and we will start again from Monday 20 January.

The Maldon Neighbourhood Centre has recently welcomed two new staff members to the childcare team and together we will be planning the programme for 2020. The Occasional Childcare service at the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre has been caring for the children of Maldon, Baringhup, Castlemaine and surrounds for many years. We would love to foster your child’s development and socialization with other local children in 2020.

The Occasional Childcare service costs $50 per session and eligible families can access the Childcare Subsidy (CCS) meaning that our service is now much more affordable with low to middle income families paying no more than $25 per day – and in some instances as little as $7.50 per day!

Find out more about our Occasional Childcare service from our website: http://www.maldonnc.org.au/childrensactivities/occasional-child-care

Or get in touch today on 5475 2093 or info@maldonnc.org.au

Take a trip to Kangaroo Flat or Maryborough ... new extended community transport service!

Created: Tuesday, 24 September 2019

bus pic

The Baringhup - Maldon Community Bus Service has expanded to include Kangaroo Flat and Maryborough! A chance to visit the new Kangaroo Flat pool—the Gurri Wanyarra Wellbeing Centre—do some Christmas shopping, or visit the Gallery in Maryborough. Jump on board!

For more information click here, or call Maldon Neighbourhood Centre and we will post you the bus schedule - 54752093.

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