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Choir of Ages

Age Friendly Ireland

Age Friendly Donegal

Programme: Donegal

WHO Theme: Social Participation

Health & Wellbeing Theme: Staying Connected

Funding Stream: Healthy Ireland Fund

Resources Required: Paid Staff

Cost: 1000-5000


Due to COVID19 Pandemic the Country went into a National Lockdown causing all projects to stop and leaving older people feeling isolated in their homes. With the help of the Age Friendly Programme and the support of the Alliance, equipment and peer to per training was provided to continue the Choir of Ages project online. 89 young and older meet online weekly

Aim of Initiative

Older People and Children

Who is it aimed at

Older People and Children

Steps critical to success

  1. Encouraging the Older people to overcome the fear of going online
  2. Partnership of the Interagency
  3. Providing peer to peer support for the older people

Challenges in Planning / Delivery

  1. Overcoming the fear of getting online
  2. Having the equipment and internet access
  3. Having fulltime support

Outcomes / Benefits

  1. With the Interagency partnership, equipment was provided
  2. With the Interagency partnership, training and support was provided
  3. Got 89 out of 100 online

Mairead Cranley, Donegal County Council,