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Free digital expertise programs for older folks in Wicklow

Free digital expertise programs for older folks in Wicklow

A free digital expertise course for older folks can be held on the Brockagh Middle in Laragh on Wednesday eleventh Could as a part of the Hello Digital partnership initiative between the Vodafone Eire Basis, Energetic Retirement Eire and ALONE.

Hello Digital, the primary of its type, a five-year program is designed to bridge Eire’s widening digital divide and to assist older folks with little or no digital expertise to get on-line.

Energetic Retirement Eire’s face-to-face programs at the moment are accessible to e-book and are open to anybody aged 65+ who desires to develop their digital expertise and confidence with steerage and assist alongside different older folks of their neighborhood.

Lessons are led by educated ARI Digital Ambassadors who present one-on-one coaching and steerage to permit older folks to develop their expertise in a relaxed and supportive surroundings.

The Hello Digital coaching course consists of bite-sized classes organized round key digital matters, together with web fundamentals and using on-line units, in addition to digital apps and options akin to social media or video calling that may enhance each day life and counteract isolation.

Maureen Kavanagh, CEO of Energetic Retirement Eire mentioned: “By way of this subsequent part of the Hello Digital programme, our in-person programs led by digital ambassadors will proceed to assist older folks’s on-line participation. This may assist guarantee they’ve the suitable entry and expertise to interact with digital providers, whereas increasing the alternatives that digital transformation presents them.

“The Hello Digital program is about giving older folks in Eire extra alternative and empowering them to be taught the abilities they want in the event that they need to get on-line. Lessons are free and I encourage all older individuals who need to enhance their digital expertise to contact me and enroll.”

Anybody wishing to attend a course can e-book their place by contacting Energetic Retirement Eire on 1800 20 30 30 or by emailing hidigital@activeirl.ie