— AARP Missouri is hosting computer classes in the Kansas City* and St. Louis areas throughout 2018. The topics include online safety, Microsoft operating systems, how to use a smartphone or tablet, and social media. Technology is continually changing, and these classes can help Missourians learn how to use online tools to interact with family and friends, find a job and conduct personal business. The classes are free to AARP members and their guests, but registration is required. For more information …

— AARP Louisiana is offering a FREE software check up before kicking off its TECH series this month. Bring in your computer and make sure your software is up-to-date and functioning properly. Join us Monday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Resource Center in New Orleans, LA (3502 S. Carrollton Ave., Unit C) Seating is limited. Register online here or call 1-877-926-8300. Regular TECH classes begin Thursday, Oct. 13.

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— Are your family and friends on Facebook, while you’re still wondering what’s in it for you? Or if you already use Facebook, do you worry about privacy on the social network? Hate sifting through irrelevant or annoying posts and game invitations to find what you’re looking for? Do you want to learn about getting started on Twitter, and how it can help you follow breaking news, “jump the line” for customer service, cheer on your team, comment during a TV …

— Online pipeline Americans age 50-plus increasingly are using social media, and AARP is tapping into that trend to hear what people have to say about Social Security, caregiving, transportation, livable communities, retirement planning and other issues. AARP South Carolina has an active Facebook and Twitter presence that shares interesting and news unique to the Palmetto state. If you have been afraid to take the leap, let us help you. AARP South Carolina is recruiting volunteers who use and want to …