Veterans’ support services: find out more via free webinars

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Older Persons Advocacy Network are hosting free webinars to publicise support services for veterans and their families.

The fourth webinar in the series (scheduled for 16 June) will canvass aids, equipment and home modification to support clients to live independently at home.

Participants need to register for this webinar, either by visiting the DVA website, by  phoning DVA on 1800 550 457 8am-5pm Monday to Friday, by visiting the OPAN website, or by phoning OPAN on 1800 700 600 8am-8pm (AEDT) Monday to Friday.

In related news, Dementia Australia is running two free online learning courses to support frontline workers caring for people living with dementia. 

The courses focus on understanding dementia and problem-solving and are suitable for the many local council staff who are involved with people living with dementia.

They run for two hours each, with participants free to start, stop or finish at a time that suits them.

Additionally, the Federal eSafety Commissioner is running free webinars to improve the online skills of senior Australians and help them connect with family and friends during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nearly 60 per cent of Australians aged 70 and over have low to no digital literacy, and Federal eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant says the webinars – such as how to make video calls – are a way for older people to learn how to stay in touch or do business online.

Find out more here or visit the Be Connected site for other online safety information.