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I.T. Clinic


I.T. Clinic

Status: Ongoing

Evaluated

Maroondah Australia
Print this page City population: 10957523% over 60Practice started in 2016

Summary

With most services, products and information these days being made available only on-line, there is a skills gap in our ageing population to be able to access information, products and services when their only option is an on-line platform. To bridge this gap, Maroondah City Council and Ringwood Secondary College partnered to deliver the Room 105 pilot project whereby our community members were able to receive one-to-one FREE tuition from students as part of their “”Making a Difference to the Community”” curriculum. Room 105 provided 4 sessions over a 4 week period and we had over 80 consultations. This pilot project proved so successful and both partners saw that there was a huge demand for this free community service that we decided to provide this free community service on a monthly basis. The school provides the venue and the students and Maroondah’s Active & Healthy Ageing Coordinator coordinates the project with registration, matching participant needs to student capacities and for advertising and marketing. This is the first project of its kind in our area, where a school is providing a free community service that is not linked to the Victorian school curriculum and is testament to building a community where intergenerational exchange can strengthen a community in a more meaningful way.

Website: http://www.maroondah.vic.gov.au/ActiveHealthyAgeingInit.aspx

Key facts

Main target group: Older people in general

Sector(s): Social protection

Desired outcome for older people:
Learn, grow and make decisions

Other issues the Age-friendly practice aims to address:
  • Ageism
  • Technologies
  • Intergenerational activities

Contact details

Name: Katsikis, Mary

Email address: mary.katsikis@maroondah.vic.gov.au

Preferred language(s): English, Greek, French

Age-friendly practice in detail (click to expand):

Engaging the wider community
Moving forward
Looking back