— By Tim Poor Tonya Holmes had used Skype a time or two, but stopped because she just didn’t know very much about the popular application that enables video chats and phone calls on her computer. Then she volunteered for AARP at a computer class for older users in Overland Park, a Kansas City suburb. She learned about videoconferencing on Skype and how to tell whether the calls you make are free. Now, Holmes, 61, is a big fan of the …

— To deepen its connection with Bay Staters, AARP Massachusetts is offering free Social Media 101 workshops and encouraging members to become part of its online community. The two-hour workshops cover how to use sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. “If social media feels like a foreign world to you, complete with its own language, or if you already have a Facebook account but want to delve deeper, consider attending one of these workshops,” said Mike Festa, AARP state …

— What did it take to win AARP’s InstaGrands Photo Contest? For Terri Morris, of Fairview Park, it took tiaras, pink tutus and a whole lot of love. “I love to capture the moment,” Terri said, and that’s exactly what she did to win the contest.  Her picture of husband, Lester, playing with their granddaughter, Olivia, was chosen from 405 entries nationwide as the grand prize winner, earning her a trip for two to Hawaii. Terri noticed the contest in AARP …