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Global Centre for Modern Ageing launch online COVID-19 portal for older people

In a bid to further support older Australians during the COVID-19 crisis, the Global Centre for Modern Ageing (GCMA) has launched an online information portal full of tips and links to staying healthy, connected and active.

Since social distancing and other safety measures are still in play, even though restrictions are easing from State to Territory, the GCMA created the ‘Modern Ageing Portal’ as an easy access online resource.

Chief Executive (CE) of the GCMA, Julianne Parkinson, says that there is too much information available about the coronavirus that may or may not be true, which is why the Modern Ageing Portal wants to provide reliable information to older Australians.

Another big push towards this online portal by the GCMA is recent research showing that older Australians are increasingly technology savvy, with more than one in five people, 21 percent, aged over 60 engaging in new technology, especially since the beginning of the pandemic.

The GCMA research has also found that over half of older Australians, 57 percent, have concerns regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, and 46 percent of older people are concerned about their physical wellbeing during this time.

The GCMA has research finding that despite COVID-19 restrictions, around 51 percent of older Australians believe positive changes have occurred from this outbreak.

A national survey by the GCMA of more than 1,350 people found that 19 percent of older Australians aged over 60 believe there has been more social cohesion and wellbeing seen in the country over this difficult period.

Fuente- Grupo Consultor de Mercados Agrícolas

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