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Keep Community Connected over the festive season

Christmas and New Year are traditionally happy times for families to get together for reunions and celebrations, but many Australians do not get the chance to share that joy. In fact, one quarter of older Australian adults say they are lonely, and for many reasons, find themselves isolated over the festive season.

Whilst feelings of loneliness and social isolation can occur all year round, these feelings can be exacerbated over the festive period. Keeping connected can help older Western Australian adults have a happy and healthy festive season.

The good news is that there are many ways to connect with others, even if we are physically apart. Community Connect is a free program to help older Western Australian adults take the step to reach out and connect with others for a friendly chat. Community Connect is a great way to share stories, activities and get to know your community, all from the comfort and safety of your own home. Connecting is easy, simply use email, phone or even video call, such as FaceTime.

Benefits of social connection includes increased cognitive function, improved mental health and physical health, all factors which can reduce the risk of falls. Reach out and start connecting, simply register here or call our team on 6166 7688.