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St Michael’s Estate Family Resource

Age Friendly Ireland

Age Friendly Dublin City

Programme: Dublin City

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

Health & Wellbeing Theme: Staying Connected

Funding Stream: Local AF Programme Funding

Resources Required: Community Support

Cost: 1000-5000


ACORN device is used to to up-skill younger/older women to stay connected in this ever-changing world. These are women who are either struggling with addiction issues or have family members with addiction issues. The group selected the device because it best suited the needs of their clients, some of whom may have literacy issues.

Aim of Initiative

Who is it aimed at

Older women who would have previously struggled with addiction issues.

Steps critical to success

  1. Ease of use Tech
  2. Large font size
  3. Communication

Challenges in Planning / Delivery

  1. Finding the most suitable candidates
  2. Ensuring support.
  3. Connection to wifi

Outcomes / Benefits

  1. Access to the web
  2. Social connected to the digital world/
  3. Volunteer Staff

Evaluation / Report:
Throughout the Covid 19 pandemic the women who were provided with the tablets were able stay connected to the world via digital and the Acorn Tablet.

Sinead Clancy /