AUBURN, Mass. — To help residents learn about the newest technology, the Auburn Senior Center will organize an iPad For Beginners class in the coming months.
"There's so much you can get out of iPads that people don't know, so I wanted to offer this class," said Cheryl Westerman, assistant director of Elder Affairs.
More and more seniors are using the lightweight devices, Westerman said.
"They play games with them, they can email back and forth, they even use them to set reminders to take their medication," she said.
Furthermore, with wi-fi available at the senior center, having an iPad "puts the worlds at their fingertips, if you know what you're doing."
For instance, the iPad's FaceTime video calls allow seniors to have face-to-face conversations with family members who live far away.
The workshop, called "Are you ready to get the most out of your iPad?" will cover basic capabilities for new iPad users, Westerman said.
"We're trying to see how many people we can gather together to see if we can do a day class or even an evening class at the senior center," she said.
Dates and times for the classes have not yet been set, but interested residents can reserve a spot by calling the senior center at 508-832-7799.