One Good Street
Reducing loneliness and social isolation in older residents
Suggested by: Matiu
Project partner: Bolton Clarke
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One Good Street is a neighbourhood social networking site that aims to reduce loneliness and social isolation among seniors. Through local initiatives, One Good Street provides a platform of opportunities for people to offer their assistance to older residents. The emphasis is on an ecology of practical activities which is unique when compared to many single initiatives working in isolation. These initiatives provide multiple entry points for involvement by One Good Street members, many who already have police checks and a proud history of volunteering.
One Good Street's online platform is for neighbours to come together and through coordinated activities help reduce isolation and improve the social connectedness of older citizens. There are currently 235 members of the One Good Street Facebook page, mostly from the local suburbs: North Melbourne, Kensington and Flemington. Our partnership with community nurses extends our reach to the most isolated older members of our community.
Several member-led initiatives have gained traction;
• Ride to End Loneliness.
• Warm winter knits.
• Loneliness Hackathon.
• Older Resident wish list.
The answers to ending loneliness are on our doorstep.