Free Classes To Help Teach Digital Skills To Over 65s To Commence In Kerry

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FREE in-person digital skills classes for older people will rollout across the country from Tuesday as part of the Hi Digital partnership initiative between Vodafone Ireland Foundation, Active Retirement Ireland and ALONE.

In Kerry, the first class will be held at Kilmoyley Community Centre, Ballymacandrew, Ardfert, (V92 XR02) on Thursday, May 12 at 11am.

A first of its kind, five-year programme, Hi Digital was developed to bridge the worsening digital divide in Ireland and support older people with little or no digital skills to get online.

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In-person Hi Digital classes are now available to book across the country and are open to any person aged 65+ who would like to develop their digital literacy and confidence with guidance and support alongside other older people in their community.

The Hi Digital training course consists of bite-sized lessons organised around key digital themes including internet basics and how to use online devices, as well as digital apps and features such as social media or video calling that can enhance daily life and combat isolation. Topics covered include:

• Sending emails
• Keeping in touch with friends and family through social media or video calling
• Online banking and government services online
• Looking up information for hobbies or travel
• Reading, watching and listening to news online
• Online shopping
• Using the internet on your phone
• Using your phone to take and share pictures or videos
• Online safety and more.

Maureen Kavanagh, CEO of Active Retirement Ireland, said: “We’re so pleased to announce the national rollout of the Hi Digital face-to-face digital skills classes. Through this next stage of the Hi Digital programme, our in-person classes will further support older people’s participation online. This will help ensure they have the appropriate access and skills to engage with digital services, along with expanding the possibilities on offer to them from the digital shift.”

Anyone wishing to attend a class can book their place by contacting Active Retirement Ireland on 1800 20 30 30, or by emailing


  1. Catherine OSullivan. says:

    Hope to join your Course



  2. Catherine O Sullivan says:

    Hope to see you soon. Regards Catherine.

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