Connect with people around you; with family, friends, neighbours or people you meet, at work, school or at the shops. Think of these social connections as important in your life and spend time developing them. Building these relationships will support and strengthen you every day.
Why not take the family out for a picnic? Sit along the banks of the Loddon River at Bridgewater and enjoy an award winning vanilla slice. Change your environment to promote connecting in a new way and different conversations.
Many of our coffee shops and pubs have now reopened for dining-in. Now is the perfect time to catch up with a neighbour or friend for a meal or coffee. Check out our list of eateries.
If you have people in your life that you currently can't see in person right now a 'walk and talk' is a great way to connect. Organise a catch up while doing a nature walk - use your smartphone to either call or video chat and discuss where you are and what you are seeing. This is especially great for those who are unable to get outside at the moment such as grandparents in nursing homes or those who are in hospital.
Here’s a list of walking tracks in the Loddon Valley.