Nothing can stop the dynamic group of seniors From Active Age for All in Donabate, who through the pandemic kept classes going online. Noticing that some people didn’t have smart phones or tablets they applied for a grant were thrilled to receive it from the ‘Keep Well Campaign’ from Fingal Co Council and Age Friendly Fingal. With the help of this grant and the support of Donabate Portrane Community Centre they purchased 10 Acorn Tablets.
The project is running 4 x 3-month training courses where the AAfA member will have a loan of the ACORN tablet for three months. It is all about building peoples confidence and patience in classes. Staying connected to friends and family will be much easier. Tablets are simplified so that they are easier to use. Training has started in Donabate Portrane Community Centre with the first cohort of AAfA members and the classes are given by some of the members who have been specially trained to deliver the training and classes.
If you live in the Donabate/Portrane area and would like to get involved in this project please contact DPCC at where you can leave your name and phone number and they will get back to you about it. You can also text your name and the word ‘computer’ to 086 8806 808. Contact details and information for DPCC are available on their site page here:
Active Age for All Donabate members would like to express their gratitude to Fingal County Council, Age Friendly Fingal, and DPCC for all their support with this project.