— Student Council and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members from Lingle-Fort Laramie High Schools will share their knowledge of smartphones with clients of the Lingle Senior Center, April 16 and 17. Lunch at the Senior Center is free April 16 and 17, thanks to AARP Wyoming. Roughly 15 students  from Lingle-Fort Laramie High School  will offer one-on-one tutoring for clients of the Lingle Senior Center next week, using survey data collected by Lingle-Fort Laramie FBLA to tailor advice on …

— 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 …

— By Lisa Bertagnoli Yazmine Carbajal, an industrial-design student, wants to help older people benefit from new technology. She recalled the frustrated attempts to assist her 75-year-old grandmother in using an iPad. Shaky hands made it hard for her to use the device’s small buttons, and she kept forgetting the order of multiple functions. “I thought, Huh, I don’t know how she uses this,” said Carbajal, 23, who attends the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This past summer, she was in …

— South Dakotans who want to learn how to better use their cellphones and tablets or who would like help with demystifying social media can sign up for AARP Technology Education and Knowledge (TEK) classes. Following a series of popular TEK courses in Sioux Falls and Pierre, the state office is planning to host classes in communities throughout the state based on requests. TEK courses can introduce participants to smartphones and tablets, privacy settings on Facebook, and how to stay safe …

— Gain confidence in using a tablet or smartphone by taking a free workshop sponsored by AARP and AT&T. The AARP TEK (Technology, Education and Knowledge) workshops help people 50-plus get comfortable with using mobile technology to gather information, take photos and stay connected with family and friends. A TEK workshop will be held in Des Moines on April 14-15. Two-hour sessions in the morning are designed for beginners and in the afternoon for those with intermediate skills. Devices will be …

— Gain confidence in using a tablet or smartphone by taking a free workshop sponsored by AARP and AT&T. The AARP TEK (Technology, Education and Knowledge) workshops help people 50-plus get comfortable with using mobile technology to gather information, take photos and stay connected with family and friends. The TEK workshop will be held in Columbus on April 4-5. Two-hour sessions in the morning are designed for beginners and in the afternoon for those with intermediate skills. Devices will be provided …

— Learn the latest about how to protect yourself and your family online at Fraud Watch Network workshops AARP is sponsoring during evenings this summer at the Microsoft Store at Beachwood Place, 26300 Cedar Road, Space 1410, Beachwood, OH 44122. AARP Fraud Watch Network is sponsoring morning trainings this summer and evening trainings in the fall to help you develop the skills and gather the information you need to stay safe when you go online and use the web to connect …

— AARP announced the launch of its AARP TEK Academy, a free, easy-to-use online classroom designed to help 50-plus Americans get the most out of technology to connect with family and friends, explore employment opportunities, access health information, enjoy entertainment and more. Located at www.aarptek.org, the site can be accessed from a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops or desktops and offers dozens of tutorials on a range of helpful topics, from social media to staying safe online. AARP TEK (which …

— It couldn’t be clearer — Cincinnati area residents want to protect themselves and their families from fraud, scams and ID theft. More than 19 tons of household documents and almost 11 tons of electronic equipment (e-waste) were dropped off when about 400 vehicles were driven through the Fight Fraud – Shred & Recycle Instead! event on Saturday, May 23, at the University of Cincinnati campus in Blue Ash. A dozen AARP volunteers in Cincinnati worked alongside Hamilton County Commissioner Greg …

— After a great 2014 Where We Met 2000 of You…   We will continue to offer the wildly  popular free AARP TEK Workshops in 2015 to help close the technology gap among people 50-plus. These workshops will be hosted in several cities across the nation, including Chicago and at AARP’s Life@50+ National Event in Miami on May 14–16. The workshops will include the familiar “Intro to Smartphones/Tablets,” and “Staying Connected with Social Media,” along with the new “Beyond the Basics: …