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Tablet, smartphone class for seniors

8/29/2014, 6 a.m.

Residents 50 years and older can learn to use tablets and smartphones at a series of free AARP workshops at the Lou Walker Senior Center in Lithonia.

The AARP Technology Education Knowledge classes, which kicked off Aug. 27, take place from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10.

The sessions cover touchscreen basics, apps, texting, photo sharing and video chat. All participants will get hands-on experience with devices as well as a free touchscreen stylus pen and take-home guidebook. The workshop devices are Apple iPad Minis.

Seating is limited. To reserve a seat, register at http://aarp.cvent.com/aarptekgeorgia or call 1-877-926-8300. The Lou Walker Center is at 2538 Panola Road.