Facebook (social media) for the retired

Find out about and learn Facebook

learn Facebook

Connecting with Facebook & other social media

Presenter:  Anita Wong

Date: Friday 27 January 2017

Time: 2:00pm – 4.00pm

Course Fee:  £5:00 (includes tea)



Digital technology can provide a key role in creating strong networks for all ages, helping reduce isolation and loneliness in the elderly.

Specifically for the retired, this course will help you use social media to keep in touch with friends and family. Learn how to set up Facebook and other social media to suit your needs, without privacy and mass email intrusions.

  • Connect to a WiFi
  • Download the Facebook App
  • Create your private profile and be able to access friends and family
  • Send a message on FB
  • Transfer photos from a digital camera to a computer
  • Upload pictures to Facebook
  • Understand how Twitter, Skype and other social media platforms work

Please bring your own laptop or tablet if you have

Facebook for Fogeys

Trying to learn FB isn’t so bad as you might fear. You have already heard about Facebook from your children, friends, grandchildren. Perhaps you have never found out the facts. It’s easy to learn, so why not come and enjoy an afternoon to learn Facebook properly and safely, followed by tea and biscuits!

This first Youtube lesson tells you about privacy controls.


Once we are safe and feel safe we can use FB to connect with family and friends all over the world. We can also use Facebook to learn.

People who are willing to share good ideas and experiences with someone else find social tools like FB and Twitter very useful. We can relate ideas to either academic studies or any other daily experiences that we want to share with others. FB is more about being with our dear ones, accompanying friends on adventures or holidays. FB is for people who are willing to care about others and to be cared for. Through using these social learning tools, practitioners will be able to combine both learning and caring.

Types of Social Tools people use most frequently


People rank social networking such as Facebook as one of the top 100 examples of learning tools. The director of Customer Support for Articulate, Gabe Anderson, said that he uses FB to check any updated information on events that are happening nearby. By clicking the link that people share on their FB page, he is able to seeing how his friends feel about the information and what the opinions are. By using Facebook we just create an account with a profile. Right afterward, we can find someone who is also fascinated in what they are interested in and share different ideas through Facebook.


Twitter, a free social online networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and receive messages of up to 140 characters. It is funded in 2006 by Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone. Media outlets in particular use Twitter as a way to broadcast breaking news. Therefore, people use Twitter as one way to know the updated information about the society.

FRIDAY 27 January 2:00pm-4.00pm

Course Fee:  £5:00 (includes tea)


Ealing Abbey 30 November 2016 edited by CC