Feeling overwhelmed is normal in these challenging times – be kind to yourself. Why not get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Go for a walk around your local neighbourhood, or cycle around your local park. Or perhaps you can listen to some new music, have a virtual coffee date with a friend or watch your favourite TV show – anything that makes you smile.
This is a perfect time to show some neighbourly love. We know some people might be feeling a little alone right now, so if everyone in Manningham waved to their neighbours or called over the fence to say hello, it would mean every household maintains some much needed social contact.
Why not take advantage of the chance to support businesses in our community? Many local businesses have been hit hard by the challenges of this new time. We’re proud of the many Manningham businesses that have pivoted as the crisis unfolded, responding to the changing guidelines so they could keep operating to serve the community and employing their staff. If you’re a business owner in need of help visit Manningham Business and see how they can support you.
Parents, family members, and other trusted adults play an important role in helping children understand the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, as well as reduce fear and anxiety around the unknown. Here are some ideas on how to help our little ones during this time.
If this pandemic is an opportunity for change, let’s start paying the arts their dues. While restrictions and social distancing are in place, attempting to slow the spread of COVID-19, our arts and culture continue to lead the way, offering new opportunities to respond creatively to an ever-evolving situation. There are endless ways for our community to get involved through the arts.