Hi Digital programme is aimed at bridging the worsening digital divide being experienced by older people in Ireland.
Active Retirement Ireland are enthusiastic and eager to support the launch of such a transformational project that will bridge the digital divide and empowering older people to use the internet and computers in their daily lives and be more connected in the future.
About the Course
The course consists of bite-size lessons organised around key digital themes including: The basics of internet access and how to use online devices; An essential guide to apps and features that can enhance daily life and combat isolation.
You can work independently or alongside a mentor (a volunteer from Active Retirement Ireland) over a number of weeks to complete all of the lessons. Or you may have assistance from your children, grandchildren, or other people from your community. The choice is yours.
Sample Course Topics
Send an email
Play a game or do puzzles online
Keep in touch with friends and family through social media
Online banking, pension, tax or other government business on line
Look up information for hobbies or travel
Watch and listen to news / TV / videos / radio online
Shop and make electronic payments online
Look up information about your health online
Arrange health related appointments or other health related business online
Call, text, Whatsapp with your phone
Use the internet on your phone
Use your phone to take pictures or video
Plan travel, driving or hiking routes with your phone