From collections of painted spoons, to randomly placed painted rocks and colourful chalked designs on footpaths, the community is coping with lockdown the most creative way it can. Baulkham Hills
Hills Community Aid at Baulkham Hills has been thinking outside the box to actively support the local community to remain healthy and connected.
Following the popularity of its Olympic Flag Treasure Hunt around Balcombe Heights Estate it has now launched a Neighbourhood Treasure Hunt around the estate which is at 92 Seven Hills Road, Baulkham Hills opposite Jasper Road School.
Participants, who have to follow COVID regulations, can download a checklist of items to search for during local neighbourhood walks or pick up a copy of the treasure hunt via the Street Library outside Turner Building near the entrance of the Balcombe Heights Estate. They are also launching a September Activity Challenge where people will be encouraged to undertake activities that promote new skills, wellbeing and meaningful connections.
Hills Community Aid is also offering a range of free online forums including School Parent’s Pick Up Chat, Playgroup Online with qualified staff, Tuesday Tech Talk and Crochet with a Cuppa. For those seeking fun and relaxing workshops, there is a range of affordable options including; Chair and Floor Yoga, Zumba and Meditation in Motion.
HCA’s Community Engagement Officer Anita Fisher said: “We love receiving feedback from people on how the activities and forums we provide enable them to feel connected and an active part of their community. Many people we work with life alone and the social connection through online forums and classes is vital during lockdown”
For more information visit the Hills Community Aid website. www.hca.org.au/whatson-old or call 9639 8620 Baulkham Hills
HELP WHEN NEEDED
• The Beyond Blue Coronavirus Wellbeing Support Service can be accessed via phone on 1800 512 348 or online at coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au
• Lifeline is on 13 11 14.
• Kids Helpline is 1800 55 1800
For anyone experiencing domestic or family violence, there is help at:
• 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)
• NSW Domestic Violence Line (1800 65 64 63)
• Men’s Referral Service (1300 766 491)
• Link2Home (1800 152 152)