Celebrating local cohesion | Brimbank and North West

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Tenement houses across Australia, including eleven in Brimbank, celebrated Tenement House Week last week and the work they do to enrich lives.

Brimbank Neighborhood Houses and Community Centers aim to provide opportunities for people to enrich their lives through social connection, culture and learning.

They are friendly places for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

Last week, neighborhood houses and centers hosted various sessions for the community, including sewing, kids coding, woodworking, chess, arts and more.

Brimbank Mayor Jasmine Nguyen said the neighborhood houses were a great opportunity for community members to get involved.

“The neighborhood houses help build resilient, healthy and connected communities,” he said.

“The shows are about meeting people, having fun, building skills and celebrating culture and diversity.

“Some great examples include our Seeders and Weeders and Men’s Shed programs.

“Located in the Community Gardens at the Westvale Community Center, Seeders and Weeders brings together people from diverse backgrounds to share cultural knowledge through growing food, cooking and sharing stories.

“The Men’s Shed woodworking program connects men and allows them to work together on personal or group projects.

“It allows them to gain new skills and improve existing ones.

“It also gives men the opportunity to take an interest in their own health and well-being through socializing, helping to break the cycle of learned culture that men should not express feelings and emotions.

“I encourage you to visit your neighborhood home soon and be a part of the many activities available.”

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