Class in Florida teaches elderly how to use Facebook

Senior citizens in Miami Lakes, Florida, who are looking to become a little more tech-savvy have recently been given the tools to do so. According to the Miami Herald, a semester-long program run by Hialeah Miami Lakes Adult and Community Education Center just graduated 70 students and will be starting a second session at the end of the month.

The news source reports that the newest session will include an introduction to Facebook, as the social networking website has burgeoned to an astounding 500 million users.

Class in Florida teaches elderly how to use Facebook The organizers say the classes are a big step toward keeping senior citizens engaged and active in the community.

Although she graduated from the first set of classes, 70-year-old Norma Franquiz says that she was signed up for a second semester to learn about the website.

"It's impressive because you're talking and communicating with various people and everyone can be in the same conversation," Franquiz told the news provider

Recent studies have shown that while the majority of Facebook users are between the ages of 18 and 34, a surprisingly large amount (19 percent) are over the age of 45.

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