As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, feelings of isolation become a problem for some, especially for the older generation.
That is why Warrigal centres including Goulburn and Bundanoon started a program in July called Connect-19 which aims to tackle the situation, mainly targeting those aged 65 and older.
For the program, Warrigal volunteers offer regular and ongoing social calls between themselves and the residents, as well as training and technical support in the use of smart devices.
Volunteers understand the importance of the program and the need to support older people during this time and the residents are finding it very beneficial.
Warrigal's executive leader of strategic innovation and development Alissa Walsh said the program was a way to add more social interaction for the residents.
"As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, it can be hard for older people to see any end to the need for social isolation and the loneliness that can come with it," Ms Walsh said.
"We want to be able to offer the same caring service our Warrigal community have come to experience, and are making an open call for more participants to come on-board.
"The program can help support isolated seniors during this pandemic to stay connected.
"Older people are our priority, and this program is a great chance for us to give back."
Anyone wishing to take part in the program is encouraged to call 1800 106 930.
To volunteer with Warrigal and help provide support to older people at risk of isolation, email email@example.com
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