Age Actions’ Getting Started KIT supports older people to keep in touch with their loved ones during the Covid-19 pandemic. We all are feeling the effects of social distancing, and older people are particularly impacted being asked to cocoon at home. Now it is more important than ever to keep in touch with family and friends so Age Action drew on our Getting Started programme which offered face to face digital skills classes, to create easy How To Guides.
The Getting Started KIT is made up of seven How To guides that will support older people to learn, use, and be confident using smartphones and applications.
RTÉ broadcast the video tutorials which are presented by Mary Kennedy on RTÉ One on the Today with Maura and Dáithí programme on Tuesday 28 April at 4.10pm and Thursday 30 April between 3.30pm and 4.40pm. The video tutorials are available to view on our YouTube Channel.
We are grateful for the support of RTÉ, NALA, ChangeX, Media Literacy Ireland, the DCU Institute of Future Journalism and the Printing Federation of Ireland for their help in producing and distributing the Getting Started KIT.
The Age Action Getting Started KIT materials are available to download below or people can call 01 8730372 leave their name and address and Age Action will post the How to Guides within 10 days.
Can you be a Digital Champion? We are part of #thecommunitycall on ChangeX, a collaboration of social innovators in Ireland to empower people with ideas to stay home, helpful, active and connected during the COVID-19 health crisis. You can register with ChangeX as a Digital Champion if you want to use the Age Action Getting Started KIT to help an older person improve their digital literacy skills.