Horsham's Lani Finn is offering to teach older people how to use different media platforms to stay connected during COVID-19 isolation.
Ms Finn is an office administrator at the Horsham Church of Christ. The church has been helping people set up their email so they can receive updates and watch live church services.
"People's usual gatherings have been cancelled and I can't help but feel for those who rely on these plans for positive mental health," Ms Finn said.
Through phone calls and instructional videos, Ms Finn said she could demonstrate how to operate platforms such as email, Facebook and YouTube.
"I have been sending videos to one of my older friends explaining how to set up YouVersion, a Bible app that allows you to connect with other people," she said.
During this time of uncertainty and mandated physical distance, Ms Finn said it was important for people to contact their older relatives and friends by phone call, text, email or social media.
"The reality is a lot of people live alone, and they will experience loneliness due to isolation and not having their usual outlets," she said.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Wednesday last week that the federal government would limit visits to aged care facilities, to two people a resident at one time each day, to protect those most vulnerable to COVID-19.
The Department of Health also advised a chat over the phone, video call or email - rather than visit in person - was a good precaution that could help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Horsham's Henry Morrell has been making phone calls and watching live streams from church to "take away the loneliness".
"We are living a different life now... should we go for a holiday in the bedroom or living room?" Mr Morrell said.
Mr Morrell said he was used to using video calls to stay connected because a lot of his family lived interstate or overseas.
"My daughter lives in Tennessee in the United States, and when we video call her it's like she is in the next room," he said.
"We have also been calling our grandchildren in Melbourne and Adelaide and we got a handwritten letter from our great-granddaughter saying she wished she was with us."
Mr Morrell said the Facebook group 'Love Your Neighbour Horsham' - created to support people in the community amidst the COVID-19 pandemic- was helpful.
"There is a lot happening in the community to make isolation easier... the young ones are doing well to help us and stay safe," he said.
Mr Morrell and his wife have just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and received a letter from Queen Elizabeth ll on Wednesday.
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