AUSOM assists with Video Chatting

The Age today has an article “It’s great-gran on Zoom as housebound seniors embrace video chatting“.

It goes on to say “Formerly techno-shy seniors are taking the leap into video calls to shake off social isolation.

Susan was interviewed for this article yesterday:

AUSOM’s secretary, Susan Jensen said before coronavirus, seniors might have learnt computer skills at libraries or neighbourhood houses.

They could now access online programs such as the Federal Government-run Be Connected which offers free courses.

Ms Jensen said members of computer clubs such as hers can give advice and run regular online workshops.

Ms Jensen logging on can be a leap of faith: ‘‘You can socialise, with these things, you can keep in contact with your friends and your relatives, if you just have the confidence to take that next step.’’

From The Age, 9 April 2020

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Most of AUSOM’s highly regarded face-to-face meetings are now being held using Zoom. With ‘meetings’ scheduled even more frequently this month.


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