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Get Tech-Savvy at Free Workshop

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Wish you knew more about the functions and shortcuts on your smartphone or tablet, and how to tailor it to your needs?

A workshop Nov. 18 will help members manage their iPads and iPhones, and the benefits likely will go beyond learning new skills.

Research suggests that learning something challenging—from knitting to using a tablet—helps with memory function and information processing.
Staying sharp mentally is a top priority for members, according to AARP surveys.

Workshop presenter Stacy Dris­coll, founder of LifeLong Assistive Technology in Pembroke, helps users do things more easily on their devices. The idea that learning something challenging can improve memory rings true to her. “From what I’ve read and what I am seeing [on the job], I definitely think that’s the case,” Driscoll said.

She said iPads and iPhones can help people in many ways—with reminders, ways to share photos and video, finding information—and are made to be customized.

Members and their guests should bring their iPads and iPhones to the free workshop, set for 6 to 8 p.m. at the Manchester Country Club, North Loft, 180 South River Road, Bedford. To register, go to
—Joe Magruder

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