In February, COTA presented a social media information session as part of the City of Whittlesea’s Seniors Virtual Village project. It was a fantastic opportunity for locals to learn more about how social media and NBN technology can improve life for older people.
The Seniors Virtual Village is bringing together local older people through a digital hub of information, ideas, news, activities and events. The Virtual Village is testing the potential of the National Broadband Network (NBN) to connect isolated older people to their community. COTA’s social media presentation was live streamed from the Whittlesea council office to participants at the local Yarra Plenty Regional Library. In future, it is hoped that isolated individuals or those in aged care facilities might be able to participate from home.
The session was presented by COTA’s social media officer, Sarah Stokely, who also offers monthly “Demystifying Social Media” sessions at COTA’s office in Melbourne.
(You can book into the March session here: Demystifying Social Media).
COTA’s Community Participation team has been working with the Whittlesea Virtual Village to provide information sessions from their digital hub since last year.
If you live in the City of Whittlesea, you can find out more about the Seniors Virtual Village by calling 9407 5913 or joining their Facebook group, City of Whittlesea Seniors Virtual Village.