About Aurous Digital
Aurous Digital is a social connection program that enhances the lives of seniors by supporting them to be happy, healthy, and socially active.
The program focuses on social connection. Its foundation is a weekly chat with a friendly volunteer visitor, via video call (Skype). These chats provide social interaction and companionship and participants are free to talk about anything they wish. Some choose to use the time as a friendly catch up about their current life, hobbies, and interests, while others choose to reminisce about their life experiences.
The chats happen via the provided mobile device and are arranged between participant and volunteer to take place at a time convenient to both. The one-on-one video chat forms the basis of the program and helps the participant feel comfortable with the mobile device. Once the participant feels ready, they are welcome to join in other optional digital activities.
Who is Aurous Digital for?
The Aurous Digital Social Connection program is open to people over the age of 65, living in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania who would like assistance to remain socially connected.
The program is suitable for first-time digital technology users as all program participants are provided with an easy-to-use mobile device that comes pre-connected to the internet.
The program is funded through a variety of government funding sources so some eligibility conditions apply.
Is there a cost to use Aurous Digital?
No – it is covered by people who are funded for Home Care, Residental, or CHSP packages.
How to access Aurous Digtial?
Anyone can self-refer or refer a family or friend on the website – http://www.aurous.org.au.