St John Community Care reducing social isolation

St John Community Care reducing social isolation

30 April 2012

Channel 7's Melody Horrill reported:

"Around 20 percent of older Australians experience loneliness and feel removed from society, and these feelings of isolation can have a huge impact on their health" says Professor Andrew Beer from the University of Adelaide. But the St John Community Care program aims to change all that, with a program staffed by volunteers that help with simple things, like taking clients shopping or by giving them a phone call to stay in touch.

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