Among Care #carefortheelderly

Improving the mental health of isolated elderly people

Student Project

Social Purpose:

Current Status:

New Idea

Support Required:

Project Team:

Hannah Godde, Jessica Toogood, Tabitha Lebusque, Tahlie Weston

Connect:

Problem Statement

How might we improve the mental health of elderly people during isolation?


Customer / Problem

Our customer is an elderly person who is isolated from others due to COVID-19. Their mental health is negatively affected as they do not have that social interaction they need. This person is also unable to use social media very well so has a hard time escaping the isolation.


Solution

Our solution is to create hubs of volunteers who connect with elderly people in isolation through correspondence, material and practical giving. Our solution will help fill the connection gap by providing practical social media skills as well as human connection and professional help with mental health.



Support Required


Connections


To produce packages and communicate with the elderly we will be needing volunteers from all around Australia to donate their time for a good cause.


Funding


We will also be needing funding, in the beginning, to set up our enterprise so that we can source ingredients for our products, purchase packaging and other items included in the box that we do not produce ourselves and to create our packages.


Advice


What do we need to improve our idea?

What could we include in the care packages?

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Program

AEG Wagga Wagga

Region

State

New South Wales

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