“Community lunch is a great way to make new connections and start conversations. We know that a sense of connection and belonging boosts our well-being and ability to cope with life’s ups and downs,”
“Lunch is informal and friendly with great food”, said Angela Van Dam Coordinator at Woodend Neighbourhood House.
“If you can’t make lunch you can always drop in for a cuppa. We’ll be at the RSL from 11am to 4pm with local service providers and community groups, including Cobaw Community Heath, Woodend Rotary, Ps My Family Matters, Woodend and Community Bags, showcasing support services and ways to connect in Woodend. Check in with a friend and pick up a ticket for them too; the more the merrier” added Mrs Van Dam.
Dr Frank Donovan OAM, from Woodend RSL, will speak during the lunch on the role organisations like the RSL and the Neighbourhood House play in supporting and the community on a day-today basis. He will draw on his experience with families and veterans and his work as a mental health practitioner and specialist work in domestic violence prevention.
Lunch tickets are $5 and essential as recent community lunches have been a sell-out. There’s no charge for children and it would really help if you could bring their lunch.