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Mornings in May – Creativity Through Technology

Age Friendly Ireland

Age Friendly Galway

Programme: Galway County

WHO Theme: Communication And Information, Respect And Social Inclusion, Social Participation

Health & Wellbeing Theme: Staying Connected

Funding Stream: Community Resilience Fund Covid

Resources Required: Financial, Paid Staff

Cost: 1000-5000


This project ran over 5 mornings in May consisting of 2-hour sessions focusing on basic IT Skills and how these can be utilized to increase connectivity and avail of all the online content that is available that can be daunting for the older adult population as was identified through Covid 19 and ALONE that the older population lacked the necessary digital skills. It was aimed at older adults who own a smart device and have basic IT skills but would like to learn how to use all facilities in online tools such as Zoom, YouTube, WhatsApp, etc. to engage in creative, social and cultural activities.

Aim of Initiative

Who is it aimed at

Older adults who own a smart device

Steps critical to success

  1. An experienced facilitator
  2. Access to technology
  3. na

Challenges in Planning / Delivery

  1. Participants accessing online class
  2. Engaging participants
  3. N/A

Outcomes / Benefits

  1. Participants learned basic IT skills to access online services
  2. Increased confidence using online services
  3. Good interaction among participants which increased social confidence

Evaluation / Report:

Linda Potter //