COMBATTING SOCIAL ISOLATION FOR SENIORS DURING COVID-19
Seniors at risk of isolation and loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic will be the focus of a new state government funding program to keep our older community connected.
Eligible organisations in Maitland can apply for grants, which range from $10,000 to $100,000 out of a total pool of $600,000 across the state.
We want community service providers and community based groups to think of innovative ideas that could help seniors keep in touch by utilising things like phone calls, teleconferencing, online platforms or other methods of communication. With so many seniors now missing their regular social activities, we want to encourage programs which foster inclusion and encourage positive social outcomes. With a little imagination, there are many ways that seniors and service groups could adapt their activities to take advantage of new technology to keep seniors connected.
Social inclusion is a key priority of the NSW Ageing Strategy and is part of the NSW Government’s key commitment to meet the needs of our ageing population.
Applications for the Combatting Social Isolation for Seniors During COVID-19 grants program are now open until April 26. For more information: www.dcj.nsw.gov.au/combatting-social-isolation-for-seniors.
Click here to download the Commbatting Social Isolation for Seniors During COVID-19 guidelines.