Connections and Community - A Sense of Belonging ONLINE LAUNCH
Join us for the online launch of our 50+ Report: Connections and Community - A Sense of Belonging
Our connection to community can provide a sense of belonging, feelings of trust and safety, and foster togetherness. Across the world, the pandemic has brought into sharp focus the strengths and weaknesses of communities and their ability to come together to support and protect the most vulnerable people in our communities.
The findings of this survey demonstrate that we are fortunate - that in most cases we have communities that are cohesive and that came together during this challenging time to connect with and support one-another.
COTA NSW will be launching our 50+ Report 'Connections and Community: a sense of belonging' on Thursday 8 April from 10am-11am. It will be a virtual launch.
Lesbian Volunteer Visits
A free visiting service for members where lesbian volunteers meet with isolated older lesbians for a minimum of two hours a month.
Compass Holiday Guide 2020
The Compass Holiday Guide 2020 is designed for older people, their family, friends and carers. The guide contains information, tips and resources to help support you during the holiday season, whilst providing information on staying connected and reducing social isolation.
Join an Online Class
Older Women's Network NSW are taking their classes online to ensure that older women remain connected, active and informed. Classes include yoga, weightlifting, writing, movie nights and dance class, and are all available online.
Handy Guides for Homeless Women
Older women are a significant and growing group of people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The Lady Musgrave Trust has launched their updated Handy Guides for Homeless Women, and are asking for help to share the Guide widely. This Guide provides information about vital services.
Staying Connected When We're Apart
Australian Institute of Family Studies has released a COVID-19 Report, stating "we have a special interest in families and what helps them thrive, so a number of our questions focussed on how people stayed connected, particularly when physically separated".
YouTube Nanna: Older Australian's Most Isolated During COVID-19
"When Lyn Farrington began sending videos of herself reading books for her two grandchildren during the pandemic, she had an idea: why not bring the joy to other little children?"
Get Connected & Stay Connected
The Inner West Council runs free programs to help older isolated people connect with others. Programs include jewellery making for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Social Connections Group, Two by Two walking companion and a collage club.
Mall Walkers are Back!
The Department of Health and Seniors COVID Taskforce have worked to ensure COVID safe walks in shopping centres in Western Australia can start again.
Community Visitors Scheme
Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) urgently needs volunteers to 'virtually' visit socially isolated elders. CVS arranges volunteer visits to older people to provide friendships and companionship.