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Snap Happy Phone photography for over 55s

Age Friendly Ireland

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Programme: Cork County

WHO Theme: Communication And Information, Community Support And Health Services, Social Participation

Health & Wellbeing Theme: Positive Mental And Emotional Health, Staying Connected, Switching Off And Being Creative

Funding Stream: HSE older adults

Resources Required: Financial, Paid Staff, Access to Wifi and Smartphone

Cost: 500-1000


An 8 week phone photography program for over 55s which aims to develop phone skills; promote mindfulness and health and wellbeing by being aware and connected to our environment.

Aim of Initiative

Who is it aimed at

over 55s

Steps critical to success

  1. Community Health Worker Support
  2. Funding
  3. Ongoing support for participants

Challenges in Planning / Delivery

  1. Ensuring all participants have access to wifi
  2. Ensuring all participants have access to smart phone
  3. Exhibition of work due to COVID

Outcomes / Benefits

  1. Improved health and wellbeing
  2. Improved phone photography Skills
  3. Reduced social isolation

Evaluation / Report:

Nicola Lucey, Community Worker