‘Stronger fam­i­lies, stronger com­mu­ni­ties’ in Yar­ra­wonga

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Yar­ra­wonga Health hosted a Pic­nic in the Park at Kennedy Park re­cently to cel­e­brate the im­por­tance of fam­ily.

Ac­tiv­i­ties in­cluded bub­ble blow­ing, colour­ing in, mak­ing ap­ple slinkies and read­ings and songs with Eddy from the Yar­ra­wonga Li­brary.

The day was at­tended by lo­cal kinder­garten groups and fam­i­lies.

The aim of Na­tional Fam­i­lies Week is to cel­e­brate the vi­tal role that fam­i­lies play in Aus­tralian so­ci­ety.

The 2017 theme ‘Stronger fam­i­lies, stronger com­mu­ni­ties’ high­lighted the im­por­tant role fam­i­lies play as the cen­tral build­ing block of com­mu­ni­ties and recog­nis­ing that com­mu­nity wel­lbe­ing is en­hanced by fam­ily wel­lbe­ing.

Na­tional Fam­i­lies Week is a time to cel­e­brate with fam­ily, make con­tact with ex­tended fam­ily and friends, and share in the en­joy­ment of fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties within the wider com­mu­nity.

Pic­nic in the Park al­lowed the com­mu­nity to cel­e­brate the sig­nif­i­cance of fam­ily and to re­mem­ber to make the most of fam­ily life by re­flect­ing on the crit­i­cal role that fam­i­lies play in teach­ing, sup­port­ing and nur­tur­ing chil­dren, es­pe­cially as they grow.

Aus­tralian com­mu­ni­ties cel­e­brated the im­por­tance of fam­i­lies in lo­cally or­gan­ised events held around the coun­try for Na­tional Fam­i­lies Week from May 15 to 21.

Coun­cil­lors Marie Martin, Ed Cox, Wendy Buck and Mayor Gary Cleve­land chat with Coral and Len Davis at last week’s ses­sion in Nu­murkah.

Ev­ery­one loves an ap­ple slinkie.

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