New conversations group bridging the isolation gap



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CHATTER: The inaugural Talking Heads group included (clockwise from front centre) Oriel, Trish, Jenny, Jill, Shona, Christine and Chrissy. Image: Supplied.

A new social group has launched in Port Douglas with the aim of building new connections through positive and engaging conversations.

Port Douglas Neighbourhood Centre is in the early stages of launching “Talking Heads”, a friendly and supportive conversation group open to everyone.

Community Development Worker for PDNC, Chrissy Gilewicz, said the group is about establishing new friendships and connections. 

“The aim of the group is to provide an opportunity to meet new people or spend time with old friends and engage in stimulating conversation in a friendly, fun and respectful forum,” she said.

The group currently meet at the Neighbourhood Centre but Ms Gilewicz said as the group evolves, new venues and possibilities will be explored.

“We envisage the group may explore various options for their meet-ups,” she said.

“Some ideas include; picnic in the park, afternoon tea at the Neighbourhood Centre, trivia quiz afternoon, bring a plate or lunchbox to a group member’s residence, watch a film and discuss each other’s impression of it, pick a subject for participants to each to give a small talk on.

“The possibilities are endless.”

The group is open to all and plans to meet each Wednesday from 1.00pm to 3.00pm at the Neighbourhood Centre 6-10 Mowbray Street. Afternoon tea will be provided and guests are asked to provide a $3 contribution.

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