Newsletter 5-3

Volume 5, Issue 2  July-August, 2021

In this Issue:
Back in Lockdown
Digital Mentoring Services
Zoom Hosting Service
Our YouTube Channel

Download as PDF LC Newsletter Vol 5 Iss 3

Back in Lockdown

Though it irks us that the Illawarra is considered part of “Greater Sydney”, we remain in lockdown. We are using this time to update our online presence and back of house systems. UOW team members are once again struggling with online learning, and we offer them our support. We have also taken on some new team members looking for something to do online: Mija and Shibin in Wollongong, Lyn in Batemans Bay, and Alden in India who heard about us from one of our interns.

Digital Mentoring Services

For a number of weeks to come we may not be able to offer our face-to-face services, but we will resume our Drop-in help sessions and home visits as soon as allowed. This may start with those in regional areas. Meanwhile, our regular online group sessions on Zoom are becoming popular. Clients can also contact us to book an individual Zoom session with one of our team. Please drop in at any time (details in the email or see https://livingconnected.org.au/living-connected-online/).

Typical 1 on 1 help in a Zoom breakout room using screen sharing.

Zoom Hosting Service We are still offering a service to help organisations and groups run Zoom meetings.  We can host for you or give you instructions and practice to host yourself. We can also record a session and put it up on our YouTube channel so you can send the link to others, as we did for an online presentation for the National Council of Jewish Women NSW. Click the link to view. https://youtu.be/pmTbbwANOVM

Our YouTube Channel

In “normal’ times our team members (also called digital mentors) get a great deal of joy and satisfaction from helping elders in person.  With only Zoom services while in lockdown we have fewer clients. So, to keep spirits up, team members are creating short video clips introducing themselves for our YouTube Channel (banner and link below).

Use this link and subscribe to our channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkjbruEQ13J4mGwUMVZSJPg

Remember, YouTube belongs to Google so you can sign in to YouTube with your Google (gmail) account.

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