SeniorLine a Google winner in reaching out to older people

Posted on 19th March 2019

SeniorLine is among 15 projects chosen to share in the Dublin Impact Challenge bursary. 

As part of a €1m investment in the Dublin Impact Challenge, Google invited non-profits, social enterprises and educators to submit bold ideas to grow social and economic opportunities in their communities.

SeniorLine won with a project to reach out to isolated older people in Dublin’s city centre by offering peer-to-peer courses in digital skills, and a drop-in centre. SeniorLine is a programme of Third Age, a not-for-profit organisation that has worked for over 30 years to lessen the loneliness experienced by many older people by providing opportunities for learning and social engagement.

Some older people, cut off through retirement, may be further marginalised by a lack of opportunity to learn computer skills. The free Digital Skills courses from SeniorLine covers an introduction to the Internet, Internet security and safety, email, accessing online government services, conducting everyday online transactions, video calls and use of apps.

With no more than six people at any one time, the course will take a helpful pace and is designed to inspire confidence and create opportunities for successful self-learning.  It is peer-to-peer, the tutors are older people themselves who have an understanding of the particular difficulties older people may have with modern technology. 

Third Age would be delighted if you could vote for SeniorLine -  A Vote for Seniorline is a vote for older people.  

Click here to Vote for SeniorLine.  One vote per device and voting closes on 26 March  2018.

Navigating Your Work Future

Are you ready for change? Have your circumstances changed recently in that you have been made unemployed, redundant or in need of upskilling?

Navigating Your Work Future is a FREE one day course that will support you.

Organised and presented by Third Age in partnership with Accenture, the course will invite you to:

Evaluate your skills and strengths
Learn how to apply them to your best advantage
Understand the changing workplace and future trends
Identify opportunities for re-skilling, up-skilling and life-long learning

All courses are currently postponed due to COVID-19.

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The coronavirus is a particular threat to older people and subsequently, SeniorLine has put in place a number of protocols to support our many older callers from all over Ireland. Any caller, concerned about COVID-19, will receive the most up to date guidance as recommended by Government sources. Good health practice is reinforced at all times. This information is updated daily as the situation changes and is available to each of our volunteers at the phones.

SeniorLine is a FREEPHONE service and our older callers can call free between 10 am and 10 pm every day of the year on 1800804591