With many of us living in or affected by lockdowns amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been thinking about how to take care of ourselves and each other, with a focus on wellbeing.
Our solution? A wellbeing webinar series with researchers, health and wellbeing specialists and people with lived experience to share their tips, ideas and suggestions with you, so you or an older person you know can support their physical, mental and emotional health as the pandemic unfolds.
Our panel of experts explore how to maintain your health and well-being during COVID-19.
This webinar covers:
Impact of COVID-19 on social and emotional well-being.
Staying connected with others.
Available mental health and social supports.
Meet the panel:
Dr Gail Kenning, University of NSW Researcher
Val Fell, Member, OPAN National Older Persons Reference Group
Dr Anne-Nicole Casey, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing
Hosted by Kyle Olsen
Your feedback is important to us, so please take this short survey so we improve our future webinars and ensure they are relevant to you.
Contact the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement on 1800 222 200 if you’re experiencing grief, loss or bereavement due to COVID-19. Support is offered in several languages, or call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450, request an interpreter and quote 1800 222 200 to be connected.
The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) aims to reduce loneliness and isolation experienced by older people. Request a visit or find out how to become a volunteer here.
If you’d like some other suggestions on how you can stay connected and supported within your community we have created a website full of ideas that can help you maintain your individuality, independence at home, and connection within your community as you age. Visit our Stay Connected page.