Embracing community: it’s a recipe for happiness


People need people. In fact, one of the world’s longest running scientific studies confirms that forming relationships helps us to live longer and be happier. The 80 year-long Harvard Study of Adult Development shows that taking care of your body is important, but tending to your relationships is a form of self-care too.


Relationships don’t need to be romantic or familial to give joy. Think about how good you feel when you are able to share a laugh with a classmate, or cry with your mothers’ group buddies, or help someone in a small way. All of these incidental connections help create a sense of contentment.


Here at Kensington Neighbourhood house, we’re all about creating connections. That’s why we are so happy to have our doors (and windows) open to the community again. There are dozens of ways we help people to meet others.


Here are just a few...


The Kensinger’s Community Choir meets every Wednesday evening. This is a double whammy of feel-good endorphins – singing AND companionship. No prior experience is necessary and you can join at any time.


Cooking workshops are an easy way to meet new people and share delicious food. We have weekend workshops on Vegetarian Mediterranean Cooking, Fermented Foods and Bulgarian Brunch coming up over the next few months.


For those seeking a regular creative outlet, we have fantastic daytime art classes where you can hone your skills while sharing conversation with other students. A new 4 session workshop is also available – as the name suggests, Creating Calm uses simple, intuitive art practices to help you feel grounded and calm.


If craft is more your thing, why not join Stitching Time? Bring your latest sewing, knitting, crochet or other craft project and work in the company of other crafters every Thursday afternoon.


For those wanting something a little more active, our Gentle Movement class runs on Mondays and Gentle Exercise on Fridays. Join in to move, laugh and chat each week.


These are just a few of the things on offer at our house. You can also add books groups, social groups, children’s programs and many, many volunteer opportunities to the list.


So what are you waiting for? Register your interest online or give us a call on 9376 6366 to find something that suits you.


We are always happy to chat.





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