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The Denmark Connected Community team.
Camera IconThe Denmark Connected Community team. Credit: Shire of Denmark

Karate, knitting, hair styling and jam sessions — these are some of the activities now available online to the Denmark community.

In collaboration with local businesses and individuals, the Shire of Denmark launched a new program on Monday, hosting online activities to keep the community connected during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Connected Community program allows people to log into video conferencing platform Zoom and join the free program sessions in real time. The sessions are designed for people of all ages and include a wide range of activities, from art, music and fitness classes, to story time for children.

The program was developed through the Denmark Pandemic Response Team, formed to address community needs during the COVID-19 crisis.

The head of DPRT Angela Simpson said it was all about reducing isolation and promoting health and wellbeing.

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“The aim of the program is to keep people connected — to their community, to local businesses, and to their social circles during a time when it’s important we keep our distance,” Ms Simpson said, adding Connected Community would help support local businesses and artists by providing an opportunity to connect with their customers.

The timetable is available on the Shire website, Facebook page and the Civic Centre noticeboard.

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