Bellarine Community Health’s Social Support program has staged a highly successful Christmas Fair engaging clients, staff and our community.
Staff and clients worked for several weeks to create handmade crafts and gifts, potted plants and cakes and slices to sell at the fair.
Staff and community members also spent weeks knitting and crocheting to yarn bomb trees and poles outside the Social Support building in Point Lonsdale, creating a colourful environment for the fair.
Community based music group Shedding the Blues played throughout the day and children from the local Point Lonsdale Primary School sang a series of Christmas carols to entertain those in attendance.
The BCH Social Support program supports people to connect to their community and the fair was a wonderful way to engage clients in creative activities that could then be shared with the broader community.
By participating in a range of enjoyable and meaningful activities, people can enhance, practice, or maintain their skills and enjoy social contact with others.
BCH weekly groups encourage participants to remain physically active while continuing to engage mentally and socially with friends and the broader community, helping to reduce the impact and conditions associated with community socialisation and isolation.
The funds raised from this particular event will go towards a refurbished outdoor area for Social Support clients to enjoy.
Find out more about BCH Social Support programs here. To access the Social Support program call intake on 1800 007 224.Leave a reply