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Supporting Older People During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Beyond Blue

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. 

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COVID-19 Raises Elder Abuse Concerns

Community Care Review

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic older Australians who are experiencing elder abuse are more socially isolated than ever. 

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Concerns COVID-19 Lockdown Could Prompt Rise in Elder Abuse

ABC News

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. 

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Community Visitors Scheme

Australian Government Department of Health

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. 

14 May 2020
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Get Connected & Stay Connected

Inner West Council

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. 

28 Jul 2020
NSW
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Staying Connected When We're Apart

Australian Institute of Family Studies

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".

04 Aug 2020
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Free Webinar: Staying Safe on Facebook

eSafety's Be Connected Program

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.

30 Sep 2020
Online
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YouTube Nanna: Older Australian's Most Isolated During COVID-19

The Sydney Morning Herald

"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?" 

30 Jul 2020
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Handy Guides for Homeless Women

Lady Musgrave Trust

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. 

14 Aug 2020
Queensland
QLD
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Mall Walkers are Back!

COTA WA

The Department of Health and Seniors COVID Taskforce have worked to ensure COVID safe walks in shopping centres in Western Australia can start again. 

27 Jul 2020
Western Australia
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