Staying connected to family and friends is an integral part of staying well and feeling happy and our Digital Wellness program can help you do that through the use of technology. We also understand that getting out and about and socialising can become a challenge as we age.
The Digital Wellness program will also show you how to be active in your community and follow your interests and hobbies through using online technology. You will improve your quality of life and have fun accessing music, books, puzzles and photos through the Digital Wellness program.
As a Digital Wellness program participant you will discover new ways to interact with friends and family and find outlets to make some new friends. You will gain a sense of achievement by learning new skills such as taking and storing photos and our staff will help with any challenges you face when using online technology.
- Connect with your family and friends.
- Challenge your brain with quizzes.
- Browse the web and Google search.
About the program
When you join the Digital Wellness program, you will receive an iPad to borrow for the duration of the program. It will take you through the steps to get you feeling confident in using digital technology to support your wellbeing.
As a result of COVID-19, our Wellness programs have been moved to a virtual setting meaning you can access it from wherever you live. Delivered once a week via a Zoom video call, you’ll be able to speak openly and even socialise with new friends, all from the comfort and safety of your own home. One of our Wellness Facilitators can even help you get set up if you’ve never used video calling before and all you need is internet connection.
The group sessions provide a great opportunity to share stories and tips on how to make the best use of the iPad. You will be supported by staff to achieve your individual Digital Wellness goals and learn new skills with like-minded people.
The Digital Wellness program has been incorporated into other Wellness for Independence programs including Memory Wellness.
- You need to be aged over 65 or over 50 for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders.
- Some services may be available to people aged under 65.
How can I access this service?
You can access this service in several ways, depending on your needs and individual situation.
You can attend one of our Wellness or Activity Centres to take part in this service.Join us at one of our Wellness or Activity Centres for this service.
A team member can help take you from A to B in your local community.Learn more about services in your community
We can deliver this service to you over a video call on a computer or tablet.Learn more about our virtual services
How can I pay?
There are several ways to access our services and programs, including the funding options outlined below.
Home Care Package and Commonwealth Home Support Program options.More information
You can choose to pay for our programs and services yourself if you’re not receiving government funding.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our Digital Wellness program is designed to keep seniors connected with their friends, family and community through the use of digital technologies.
Can the Digital Wellness program be catered for specific culturally and linguistically diverse/LGBTIQA+ community needs?
Yes, this service can be aligned with your values and preferences. We will take the time to learn your individual cultural and care needs so they are always considered when making our recommendations. We will also encourage you to set meaningful goals and help you to achieve them. You may also have your preferred support person included during the program or access interpreting services if required.
We welcome seniors of all levels of digital literacy. An initial assessment will be completed together with you so that our team can tailor the program to suit your individual needs.
This program is run by Registered Nurses and Endorsed Enrolled Nurses.
Yes, all participants will receive an iPad with a data plan, an iHealth device and an educational manual containing information on digital wellness.
Yes, our team can assist you with setting up iPad and iHealth devices and provide you ongoing support througout the duration of the program.
You may keep the iHealth device and educational manual, however iPads will need to be returned upon the completion or cancellation of the program.
You are encouraged to attend all sessions, but you can read the program manual to catch up on the ones you have missed. If you are unable to finish the program due to personal or health related reasons, we will assess your situation and add you to another program when it becomes available.
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