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Postcards to restore social lifelines

Postcards to restore social lifelines

A heartfelt postcard from a loved-one is a time-honoured way of showing support during a difficult time.

So, Strathbogie Shire has launched its creative postcard initiative as a way of keeping all community members connected with family and friends during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a time when many are finding it difficult to keep in touch.

The postcards, which feature striking images of Strathbogie Shire, encourage senders to let others know they are thinking of them. They are available at convenient collection points shire-wide.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor, Cr Amanda McClaren, said the program aims to ensure all members of our community remain engaged and connected.

"Not everyone feels comfortable using online social platforms such as Facebook or Zoom. Many people prefer the very personal act of writing down their feelings and expressing them through an attractively designed postcard," Cr McClaren said.

"For the recipient, going out to their letterbox and collecting one of these cards could be just the tonic they need to brighten their day."

Cr McClaren said staying in contact with others has never been more important.

"Council is feeling for everyone impacted by the pandemic, particularly those who are vulnerable and may be cut-off from their social lifelines," Cr McClaren said.

"This postcard initiative is a great way to improve wellbeing and emotional health. We want to see members of our community taking care of their wellbeing, and caring for others, as we support each other through this time."

Meanwhile, the project is also a great way to keep a record of what life is like in Strathbogie Shire during the pandemic.

The postcards are available locally at selected post offices, supermarkets and community hubs in Strathbogie Shire.

Thinking of You postcard



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