Houseparty: Get Online to Party

By Kath Spice Celebrating an event can look a little different now with friends and family separated by border closures, lockdowns and health fears. You don’t need to cancel the party; you can move it online! There are many apps that are bringing people together to celebrate life's events from the safety of our own homes.   Leep’s Tech Mate program…

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Older Australians Most Isolated During COVID-19, ‘YouTube Nanna’ Offers Hope

Lyn Farrington created the YouTube channel, SheNANNAgans, during the COVID-19 pandemic. She entertains viewers with a calming voice as she reads books like Possum Magic and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.   Creating these YouTube videos has helped Lyn feel less isolated during the pandemic and she urges everyone to get online. New research has shown that Australians aged 70 and over have…

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2020 Westfield Local Heroes Voting Open

Leep through our CEO, Cecily Michaels, is a finalist in the 2020 Westfield Local Hero program.  With your vote, we will be in the running to win a $10,000 grant that will support us to raise awareness of the importance of being digitally included. Voting closes on September 14, 2020.…

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Helping Seniors Stay Connected During COVID-19 with Leep Tech Mate

Macquarie MP, Susan Templeman, met with Leep Tech Mate, Phil Greenidge, to chat about our Tech Mate program. Susan Templeman is encouraging local seniors to stay connected during the pandemic.  Phil is a passionate and dedicated Tech Mate and provides wonderful insight into our program. If you would like to become a Tech…

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Tips for Making the Most Out of Video Comms in Aged Care

Aged care provider, SummitCare, has ramped up their use of video conferencing technologies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Aged care facilities like SummitCare have had to ensure that their internet is up to speed to handle residents going online. They have also utilised a simple approach to the technology and platforms used that consider the…

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How technology could be a solution to caregiver shortage for seniors

70% of American seniors are digitally connected, with the internet forming an integral part of their daily lives. Seniors are using the internet to stay informed and connected, shop online and plan for travel. Apps like Medisafe, Google Maps and Lumosity are also increasing in popularity with the older population.   This technological literacy will certainly come…

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47 more seniors appointed as ambassadors for the digital push

In Singapore, an additional 47 seniors have been appointed digital lifestyle ambassadors. Digital ambassadors are appointed to inspire their peers to embrace technology and adopt digital practices.   The Singaporean Minister for Communications and Information has highlighted the importance to support seniors who may be anxious about technology, particularly during the current pandemic.   Read the full…

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Young volunteers helping isolated elderly stay connected online

The Bathurst Neighbourhood Centre has seen an increase in younger volunteers helping during the current crisis. Younger members of the community are teaching seniors to use their devices which has become even more essential during this time.  People who have grown up with technology are perfectly suited to teaching others how to stay…

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