The UNSW Ageing Futures Institute has compiled a series of resources and tips to help older people through these times of physical distancing. Many of these resources have been suggested by our expert researchers and the UNSW community, and cover six domains of wellness. If you are looking for general information about Coronavirus and older people, click HERE.
Click on any wellness domain in the circle below to take you to a specific resource, or click HERE to download the full set of information sheets.
• Dementia Australia have some excellent resources for people living with Dementia: https://www.dementia.org.au/files/helpsheets/DA_COVID19_Helpsheet_04_PLWD-v2.pdf
• Compass provide information and resources to improve understanding, prevention and responses to elder abuse. If you feel that you or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, the Compass website can assist in identifying what to do and where to go for support. Go to: https://www.compass.info
Internet and Technology
• Become more confident with using the Internet and technology through free online courses from the Be Connected Program: https://www.beconnected.esafety.gov.au
• Develop and improve your technology skills through Telstra's Tech Savvy Seniors Program: https://www.telstra.com.au/tech-savvy-seniors
• Access devices suitable for people with disabilities at https://www.accessibletelecoms.ideas.org.au/telecom-home.html
• Tips on safely getting around during COVID-19 by Institute researcher, Associate Professor Soufiane Boufous: http://research.unsw.edu.au/ageingfutures/sites/default/files/2020-06/Transport_Older%20People.pdf
The Kindness Pandemic
• The Kindness Pandemic Campaign focuses on a number of strategies to support older people during the Coronavirus Pandemic. To read more about how you can participate in the campaign, go to: https://www.thekindnesspandemic.org/older-people