COVID Forces Transformation For Anglican Care’s Seniors Day
With COVID-19 restrictions changing the way we all live our lives; nothing has been more affected than our ability to attend live events. This has also meant a transformation in the way Anglican Care’s “giving back” is provided to the community program. .
Anglican Care has adjusted their hugely successful annual “Lake Macquarie Seniors Day” and regular in-person “Information Sessions” to a FREE Virtual Senior’s Day with the support of Lake Macquarie City Council.
And most importantly it can be enjoyed by everyone in the safety and comfort of their own home! The 90-minute virtual event will be accessible on-demand for two weeks, from 1st to 15th October, to those who register.
Already over 100 people have registered with ages ranging from 39 to 91! “We know from the popularity of our podcast “Let’s Talk Seniors” that seniors are hungry for information that is relevant to them, especially from experts in their chosen discipline.
Our audience are missing out on attending live and in-person events due to COVID19, so we wanted to bring the show to them, in the safety of their own loungeroom,” said Kylie Jacques, Marketing Manager, Anglican Care.
“Anglican Care is committed to providing seniors with information on healthy ageing via our ‘giving back’ program, so we needed to look at ways that we could still do that. We know that in 2020 seniors have become increasingly technologically savvy and by running our Seniors Day as a Virtual event allows us to reach a huge base of seniors across all of our areas including our existing Anglican Care community,” she said.
Anglican Care has partnered with Lake Macquarie City Council, who have a substantial number of over 55's living in the area and share the group’s commitment to the health and wellbeing of seniors in the area.
The virtual event will be anchored by Kylie Jacques and Michelle Payne (hosts of “Let’s Talk Seniors”) and includes an amazing line-up of experts allowing registered guests to gain information, insights and advice from a broad range of experts that they may not normally be able to access.
The Opening Session will feature Newcastle’s only Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Natalie Pulsford of Pulsford Physio, who will discuss common causes of falls and prevention, while Jennifer Linton-Webb and Peta McGrath, from Lake Macquarie City Council chat about the many local activities available especially for seniors in the City.
The final session will focus on the highly topical coronavirus as Chris Giles, General Manager Community Care Services, talks about the effects the virus is having on seniors activities & routines as well as recommending ways to combat feelings of isolation.
Those interested in the FREE event simply need to register prior to Wednesday 30th September, then sit back as they receive a goody bag while stocks last, event link, password & lucky door entry.
For a full list of topics and to register, simply visit www.anglicancare.com.au/event