AARP plans technology workshops in Austin

AARP announced that it is offering two sessions of a workshop, titled Connecting Online Using Technology, Oct. 3 and Nov. 13 in Austin.

Presented with the support of Google Fiber and run by AARP TEK, the three-hour workshops are designed to provide information, interaction, and assistance to people looking to discover how to connect with friends, family, employment opportunities, health information, entertainment and much more. The free workshops show beginners the basics of getting connected using touchscreen devices and, tablets are provided for hands-on practice during the sessions.

AARP TEK (which stands for Technology Education and Knowledge) launched last year. It includes hands-on workshops in select cities as well as the AARP TEK Academy, at, which is a free, easy-to-use online classroom. Both are designed to allow Americans to connect with people and passions in their lives using technology.

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families, such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse.