TULSA, Okla. — Learning has no age limit, and some of Oklahoma's smartest neighbors have learned technology lessons like how to take a selfie or download a PDF.

Broken Arrow Senior Center hosted a “Step into Technology” event where volunteers taught seniors about smartphones.

Loreita Belding learned a lot from this session.

“I learned how to use photos and how to use contacts,” Belding said.

They also learned how to swipe, tap the screen, and make calls on their smartphones.
Belding said the event was a lot of fun.

“Oh yeah, this is one of my favorite things that's happened here at the center. It was pretty cool,” Belding said.

The folks at Leadership Broken Arrow held one-on-one sessions to answer any questions that remained after the presentation.

What did Joan Locke enjoy learning?

“Learn more about my iPhone's camera and storage, including where my email goes,” Locke said.

Everyone also received selfie tips and detailed instructions on how to clear their device storage.

Belding can't wait to put everything she's learned to use.

“I'm going to call my friend and tell her I can do it now. I'm going to use my phone more. I'm going to call her and tell her I want to switch the pictures,” Belding said.

Senior Center organizer and manager Ami Butcher said the session was a great learning opportunity for seniors.

“It's frustrating when you don't have someone to patiently teach you, so your daughter or son might teach you something once, but if you don't use it all the time, they won't remember it,” Butcher said.

Broken Arrow Senior Center plans to host future technology learning events based on feedback from visitors.

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