Basics of Facebook to reduce social isolation

Basics of Facebook to reduce social isolation

Facebook is a social networking website which enables you to connect and interact with family, friends and organisations you are interested in.  

It is estimated 60% of Australians are active users on Facebook, with 1.2 million users aged 65 years and over.

What you need to know

  • Facebook is free and simple to use.

  • You are in complete control of what you share, and with whom you share and connect with.

  • There are privacy settings which allow you to control who sees what you share and other information you include in your Facebook account.

  • You can unfollow anyone or any organisation at any stage if you are no longer interested in them.

  • It is estimated 60% of Australians are active users on Facebook, with 1.2 million users aged 65 years+.

  • You can create your personal Facebook account at www.facebook.com

How Facebook can help you

Facebook helps you to stay in contact and share photos with friends and family and keep up with information and news from organisations that interest you, such as Suncare so you may stay in touch with upcoming events and activities.

To find out more about Suncare events and activities in your area, like or follow the Suncare Facebook Page.

How do I set up a Facebook account?

Setting up an account is simple all you need to do is;

  1. Go to www.facebook.com and click sign up.

  2. Enter your name, email address, password, gender and date of birth.

  3. Then, check your email to confirm your Facebook account.

Once you have an account you can post photos and updates, follow local pages, add your friends and keep in touch by sending instant messages.

 

If you're interested to learn more about Facebook and other digital tasks ask the friendly Suncare team for training and advice.  

At Suncare, we can help you to stay in your own home, connected to your community and in control of your lifestyle.