I had the pleasure yesterday of teaching a 90-minute class for a group of senior adults on the topic of social media. It was one in a series of classes arranged by my church’s minister to senior adults to help all interested become more tech savvy. Except for some connectivity issues with the church’s wireless network which was not the fault of those attending, everything went pretty well.
What was fun was seeing the seniors bring in their laptops or iPads, get them connected and then follow along as we spent the first hour on Facebook going through the basics of what to do and not do. Then we split the last half hour taking a quick look at Twitter and Pinterest.
Everyone had their questions and there was no shortage of tangents followed as people experimented with other features or came already equipped with questions or issues from their prior experience. We did what we could in 90 minutes, although much more time would be welcome by all.
I can’t imagine getting to a point in my life where I want to stop learning new things. It is wonderful to see groups like these seniors with the same desire to keep growing and learning. More power to them and to their leader Vicki Daugherty from Walnut Street Baptist Church, Louisville, KY for arranging the tech savvy class series.
I hope we all understand and live leap year lesson #79 that You’re never too old to learn.