Victorian Primary Care Partnership

Macedon Ranges Shire has an older population compared to Victoria. The physical distancing required to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has seen an increase in the reliance on digital platforms that enable people to socially connect, keep updated on government directives, as well as attend medical appointments, online shopping and interact with online hobbies and support groups.
Through the local pandemic emergency response it was identified that there were a number of local programs to support older people to become digitally connected. It was agreed that this program needed to be adaptable in this new physical distancing environment.

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