UniSA initiative brings people together and forges new friendships.
Café 82 has popped up at the Holden Hill Community Centre thanks to the work of Bachelor of Health Science student, Natalie Bodel.
Electing to be part of the Community Service Learning Project (CSLP) Natalie had been part of running a fitness program for men at the Holden Hill Men’s Shed before piloting the café earlier this year.
‘After the first six months feedback showed that the café had made a positive impact on the community,’ Natalie says.
‘Food, service and value for money were highly rated and when asked for ideas to improve, those who commented said they were happy with the way things were and not to change a thing.
‘The other great thing that came out of the evaluation was that the community felt they had socialised with different people and developed new friendships,’ she says.