From Jitterbugs to Twitterbugs: Seniors Signing On To Social Media

Published 04/09 2014 03:27PM

Updated 04/09 2014 03:30PM

By Michaela MacDonald

LUBBOCK, TX -- The Lubbock Senior Center is offering computer workshop classes to seniors, including one on social media. Wednesday about 10 seniors enrolled in the social media workshop that will cover Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Senior students we spoke with say they're taking the class to understand how to work social media and to better keep in touch with friends and family.

"My daughter set it up, but I don't know what she did and I'm trying to learn more about it and find out what my friends are talking about. I just wanted to understand it better so we are taking the course," said student Phil Botik.

"I don't want to be ignorant. you know young people talking about the Facebook and the Twitter. I just listen to them, but I don't know what they are and how they work so I come over here to learn," said Sonia Dison.

Course instructor Stephanie Sammons says the senior center decided to offer the class because there seems to be a large demand.

"We have so many inquiries about what their grandchildren or children are doing, so they kind of want to stay in touch with them and stay hip," said Sammons. "Its broadening their horizons, letting them know that there's other things out there to communicate so  it kind of just brings them to today's technology so I think its pretty cool."

The course will run for three more weeks. Unfortunately, enrollment is for this course is closed. Sammons says they hope to offer another session soon.

For information on classes at the Lubbock Senior Center, call (806) 767-2710.

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