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Volunteer with Getting Started Computer Training

Volunteer Computer Tutors are required for Age Action’s Getting Started Computer Training Programme

Age Action Ireland is actively recruiting volunteer computer tutors for its Getting Started Computer Training programme in Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, Louth, Cork, Waterford, Galway, Mayo, Wexford, Limerick, Offaly, Kilkenny and Carlow. If you are interested in volunteering, you can find the relevant contact details at the bottom of this page.

The programme assists older people (55+) to learn basic IT, internet and email skills. Only 1 in 4 older people are online and the Getting Started Computer Training programme helps older people to bridge the digital divide, to beat exclusion and isolation and to increase independence and equality.

All tutors are volunteers and teach one student at a time in small class groups. Training will be provided and tutor lesson plans are available on all topics. The skills required to be a Getting Started volunteer tutor are fluent English, good basic computer skills, patience, a positive outlook, sense of humour and an interest in working with older people. Classes normally run for two hours once a week for five weeks.

Volunteers will be encouraging and helping older people to learn simple IT tasks such as searching the internet and sending emails. Older learners may also be interested in learning other skills such as how to use Skype, downloading photos etc. For more information about volunteering contact:

Dublin and Leinster area

Anne Carroll 

Cork and Waterford

Julie Oates

Connacht Area (Galway, Mayo, Limerick)

Oisín Kenny

 

South East/Midlands Area (Wexford, Kilkenny, Offaly, Waterford, Carlow)

Anne Carroll

Age Action Welcomes the launch of the Housing Options for our Ageing Population Policy Statement

Responding to today’s launch of the Housing Options for our Ageing Population Policy Statement, Paddy Connolly, CEO of Age Action, Ireland’s leading advocacy organisation  said;

“This is a welcome joint initiative by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and the Department of Health because it begins to address the needs of our ageing population in terms of ageing in place.  The commitment to provide real choice to people through a catalogue of housing with supports is welcome, especially the recognition that an ageing population has diverse needs.”

He continued “Age Action believes that we should have a choice to age in place which means the creation of age friendly environments, including the provision of support services locally, which enable people to remain in their own homes and in communities for longer. The wider support needs of people as we age was to be addressed through the National Positive Ageing Strategy which was published in 2013 and is yet to be implemented.”

You might be due a tax refund

 

 

Revenue wants to make sure that everyone knows about the tax credits, reliefs and exemptions they are entitled to. Revenue wrote to some people recently telling them that they might be entitled to a tax refund going back as far as 2014.
If you think that you might also be due a tax refund for the year 2014, you need to submit a claim to Revenue before midnight on 31 December 2018. If you don’t want to miss out, submit your claim to Revenue before then.