Wentworth Healthcare, Nepean Blue Mountains PHN
Improving Social Connectedness of Older People in the Hawkesbury: Community Connectors Training
20 November 2019, 10.00am-1.00pm, North Richmond Community Centre, 33 William St, North Richmond, OR
23 November 2019, 10.00am-1.00pm, Hawkesbury Leisure & Learning Centre, 114 March St, Richmond
Cost: Free. Morning tea provided.
Who is this training for?
Anyone can be a Community Connector, you may already be well on the way!
Being a Community Connector is about having the knowledge and skills to signpost people, services, activities or information when you come across someone in your day to day life who may need it.
Volunteers, hairdressers, taxi drivers, baristas, retail workers, pharmacy assistants, health professionals – anyone who has contact with older people can be a great Community Connector.
What will you learn?
This training will help you to connect people, particularly those who may be isolated, using your local knowledge and the new MyHealthConnector directory. This is locally tailored training to signpost local supports to people to benefit their health and well-being.
Why be a Community Connector?
Older people without adequate social connections are at an increased risk of poorer mental health and well-being, negatively impacting their physical health and use of health services. The more people that know about the support that is available in the community, the more we can all support each other.
RSVP: Liz Murphy, 4708 8169 or [email protected]