Thursday, October 21, 2021

Your wellbeing as COVID-19 restrictions ease

As Australia gets closer to reaching 70% and 80% vaccination coverage that will allow restrictions to ease, older people are looking ahead to what reopening will look like for them.

The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) is planning for this now and communicating with and supporting older people on how they can prepare for life when restrictions ease around the country.

OPAN’s Your Wellbeing webinar series brings together researchers, health and wellbeing specialists and older people with lived experience.

They’ll be sharing their tips, ideas and suggestions so you or an older person you know can stay physically, mentally and emotionally healthy, ready to live life to the fullest as your community reopens as COVID restrictions ease.

Register for our upcoming webinar Your Wellbeing: Staying Physically Active on 28 September 11.30am -12.30pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time).

And you can catch up with replays from the series and register for upcoming webinars in the series at www.opan.org.au/yourwellbeing.

Social connections and physical activity influence our mental and physical health and keep us engaged with people and activities we love. The loss of regular social contact can affect how we think, feel, act, handle stress, relate to others, and make decisions.

We should be doing everything we can to support older people getting back to doing what they love with the people they love as soon as they can do so safely. This webinar series provides some of that support and information, so register today.

Around the country, the Older Persons Advocacy Network offers a free and confidential service that assists you with aged care issues. We know how to get the right support for you, show you how things work, and get the best possible outcome.

Ultimately this helps friends and family who won’t have to worry if you need more help. Give OPAN a call for a free and confidential chat on 1800 700 600. Email OPAN for more information: enquiries@opan.com.au

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