Supporting Older People During the Coronavirus Pandemic
An article from Beyond Blue on the importance of social connection and practical support for the wellbeing of older people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Raises Elder Abuse Concerns
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic older Australians who are experiencing elder abuse are more socially isolated than ever.
Concerns COVID-19 Lockdown Could Prompt Rise in Elder Abuse
An ABC News video of an interview with Jenny Blakey from Victoria's Council on the Ageing says a possible increase in elder abuse or social isolation is her biggest concern.
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.
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.
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".
Free Webinar: Staying Safe on Facebook
With over 2 billion daily active users, Facebook is the world’s most popular social networking site. It helps people stay connected, especially when they’re in different parts of the world. In this webinar, you can explore how, when used with proper care, Facebook can be an enjoyable source of entertainment and a great way to connect with others.
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?"
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.
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.