Newsletter 4-5

Volume 4, Issue 5 August, 2020

In this Issue:
Seeing out 2020
Group Zoom Sessions
Young Mentors Update
Digital Mentor Training
Resuming Face to Face

Download as a PDF LC Newsletter Vol 4 Iss 5

Seeing out 2020
We are now moving into Spring, on the run down to Summer and the end of the year. Many people are struggling to hold many of the functions that usually occur at this time of year. One of the Living Connected services we now provide, is to run Zoom sessions for others or to teach others how to run Zoom meetings themselves. These could range from a small family get together to an awards ceremony for a much large group. We don’t charge for this service so if you know anyone wanting help in this area, please put them in touch with us.\

Illawarra Women in Business Award
It is rewarding when your efforts are recognised, and this reflects on the great work of our whole team. Helen Hasan, founder of Living Connected, has been awarded Highly Commended in this year’s IWIB Illawarra Business Women’s Awards, under the category of IWIB Outstanding Commitment to the Community Award 2020. This award recognizes Illawarra women who are committed to making a difference in our local community, through their charitable endeavours and voluntary commitment.

Group Zoom Sessions
At Living Connected we continue to enjoy the learning and friendly discussion at our 5 weekly Zoom sessions. As well as helping people with all sorts of digital problems, we are encouraging seniors to use apps such as Zoom to stay connected with others online and welcome those who join us at these Zoom sessions just to have a chat.

Young Mentors Update– our first cohort graduates
As mentioned in our last Newsletter, the first online cohort of Young
Mentors completed their program and we are endeavouring to deliver
their certificates in person. Worrigee recipients, Jamie, Ashton and
Nathan Beattie are here at home with their proud Dad, as Helen Hasan
dropped in to present them with their certificates. We are now
planning to run the same program for several new groups of High
School students over the next few weeks.

Online Digital Mentor Training for Regional Areas
Inspired by the success of the online version of the Young Mentors Training program, we are now planning to hold a similar online program for anyone in outer regional areas south of Batemans Bay and into the Highland to the
west. This will start in September so anyone interest please contact us There will be no charge.

Resuming Face to Face Help
We are continuing our efforts to offer a wider range of face-to-face help for seniors under strict COVID19 protocols. These include a few group sessions held at the same time as one of our Zoom sessions so people see how Zoom works and be able to join us on Zoom if we have to stop face to face at any time. Here we are spaced for COVID and so learners can join the helpers in breakout rooms on the Zoom session they can see on the TV without sound interference.

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