Nothing can stop our dynamic group of seniors who, through the pandemic, kept classes going online. Noticing that their weekly email that covered ideas about gardening, handy tips, and links to information that may have been of interest to members. Out of the approximately 200 members, we had 40 who did not have digital communication and this meant that they were not supported as other members were and when we started our Zoom exercise classes, they were not able to connect to them. We needed a solution to this isolation The ACORN project! We applied for a grant and were thrilled to receive it from the ‘Keep Well Campaign’ from Fingal Co Council and Age Friendly Fingal. With the help of this grant and the support of Donabate Portrane Community Centre we purchased 10 Acorn Tablets. The project is now running 4 x 3-month training courses where the AAfA member will have a loan of the ACORN tablet for three months. It is all about building people’s confidence and patience in classes. Staying connected to friends and family will be much easier. ACORN Tablets are simplified so that they are easier to use. Training has started in the local community centre with our first cohort of AAfA members and the classes are given by some of our members who have been specially trained to deliver the training and classes. If you live in the Donabate/Portrane area and would like to get involved in this project please contact us at DPCC where you can leave your name and phone number and we will get back to you about it. You can also text us your name and the word ‘computer’ to 086 8806 808. We would really like to offer this opportunity to as many people as possible.Active Age for All members would like to express our gratitude to Fingal County Council, Age Friendly Fingal, and DPCC for all their support with this Project. A Happy and Healthy New Year to you all !