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.
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.
Free Webinar: Connecting to Others Online
Staying connected with friends and family is easy with the great tools the internet provides. You can make video calls, send typed or instant messages and share photos with your friends on social media. Join this interesting online presentation to find out more.
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".