Time to spare to chat


Do you have just one hour a week to spare? Do you enjoy a cup of tea and a chat? Is making friends and

giving back to your local community something that brings you great joy?

Give the gift of friendship… you could change a life!

Comlink Companions is a program adopted by Comlink Australia to connect elderly clients at risk of

loneliness and social isolation with a dedicated volunteer. Volunteers meet with an elderly companion to

provide company and social connection on a regular basis. The program is designed specifically to help

foster genuine relationships and create new friendships. Participants are matched together based on

location, personality, background, interests, and personal preferences.

The way you spend your time together is entirely up to you! It could be as simple as a cup of tea and a

chat, a short walk, listening to music, visiting a local café, popping into their home to say hello or even

doing a spot of fishing or taking in the beach vista together. It can be as simple as any activity you both

enjoy, you decide.

Comlink Australia is excited to announce the continuation and expansion of the Federal Government

funding provided for this program. This allows them to expand the program to elderly people in across the

Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, North Brisbane and Caboolture regions. Additionally, this funding means they will

be able to expand into the Mackay and Cairns communities also.

A simple cup of tea and chat a week can be enough to help combat social isolation and loneliness for your

local elderly community. Reach out today to help enrich the lives of the people in your local community who

need it most!

Comlink Australia is always on the lookout for special individuals who can give the gift of companionship, if

you would like to express interest and find out more about the program, please get in touch with us at

Companions@ComlinkAustralia.com.au, or 07 5390 1218.

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