Facebook Class Brings Older Adults Into the 21st Century

Older adults in Chicago’s Norwood Park neighborhood are jumping into the 21st century to learn a new skill: Facebook.

With Facebook’s popularity garnering 890 million daily active users as of December 2014, according to the company’s website, the social network is arousing the curiosity of older adults.

At Mather’s – More than a Cafe, three women took the first leap in learning about the social network during a two-hour beginner session. All three class participants said keeping in touch with family was the reason they wanted to learn about the service.

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