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My New Home: Making Connections After Relocating

Updated: Apr 1, 2019


After 11 years of living with my sister and her three children, it was time for me to find my own apartment. I moved clear across town to a neighbourhood I didn’t know, but was determined to not become isolated. I made a point of introducing myself to my new neighbours. On my walks, I’d say hello to people. I volunteer at the community centre and Saturday mornings I go to nearby yard sales. I knew that if I wanted to be a member of my adopted community, I had to make the effort to be a part of it. Within a year of living here, I had found my place. People see and know me. This neighbourhood is truly my home.


Submitted by Brian Spare

#Community #Neighbourhood #StayingConnected

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