According to the 2021 Red Cross survey, up to 1 in 3 Australians can experience loneliness during the festive season. For many people, this could reflect the travel, social or health restrictions they have faced during the last two years of the Covid-19 pandemic.
If you are an older adult looking to reach out and develop meaningful connections with others this Christmas and New Year period, Community Connect is a free program available to older Western Australians who want to take a step towards being more connected.
Once you have joined the program, each month you are matched with someone in the community. Connecting is made easy through email, phone or even video call, (such as FaceTime). You could even tailor your stories and activities to the festive season by sharing memorable past times or family recipes enjoyed this time of year with your match!