Community Activation and Social Isolation Initiative (CASI)

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The Victorian Government established the Community Activation and Social Isolation (CASI) initiative to help people maintain important connections between their family, friends and community.

Funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, the initiative helps build social connections and support networks during COVID-19.

There is a strong link between social connectedness and good physical and mental health. People who are socially connected are more likely to have a better quality of life.

Although many older adults are well connected, many are not. Many, especially throughout the ongoing COVID19 pandemic have experienced significant loneliness and social isolation. Anyone can become socially isolated, increasing the risk of depression, poor physical health, decreasing confidence and increasing the disability associated with chronic illness. 

Social Connections Community Meal

Due to the regional Victorian lockdown announced on Saturday 21 August, these events are all currently postponed until further notice.

You're invited to join us in a community meal and a conversation about how we, together, can strengthen community connections to promote mental and physical health and support healthy ageing. 

Facilitated by Dr. Sue Wilson RN, AWH Mental Health Promotion Clinician for Older Persons, join us for one, or all, of the following sessions:

RUTHERGLEN - Wednesday 25 August, 11:30am, Rutherglen  Senior Citizens Club Rooms, 12 Douglas street

YACKANDANDAH - Thursday 26 August, 11:30am, Yackandandah  Senior Citizens Club Rooms, 14 Wellsford Street

WAHGUNYAH - Wednesday 8 September, 11:30am, Senior Citizens Club Rooms, School of Arts, 5 Foord Street

CHILTERN - Thursday 2 September, 11am, Chiltern Senior Citizens Club Rooms, 84 Conness Street

BEECHWORTH - Friday 3 September, 11:30am, Beechworth Senior Citizen Centre, 3 Harper Avenue

Bookings are essential due to gathering restrictions.

Please email the Ageing Well Officer or call us on 1300 365 003 for bookings and further information.