Moorabool Council’s active ageing social support program has been surfing the web – and offering activities such as bingo, dance and trivia competitions online.

Mayor Tom Sullivan said it was always important to make sure the elderly and vulnerable did not feel isolated.

“The program enabled some members of our community who would have otherwise been alone in lockdown to  inter with others – and join in on fun activities via their computers or tablets,” he said.

“Another program Council has run previously is improving digital literacy for elderly people, which would have helped enormously when delivering this online program.”

The program was resourced through the State Government’s Working for Victoria program, which allowed Moorabool to hire a project co-ordinator.

The schedule also include music sessions and an online men’s group.

For further information, contact Moorabool Council Social Support Team Leader Wesley Hutchesson on 5366 7100.

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