AARP in North Dakota will host free hands-on technology workshops designed to help people 50 and older leverage technology to enrich their lives and maximize the use of their tablets and smartphones.

The Technology Education & Knowledge workshops begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 22 at the North Dakota Heritage Center, and cover everything from taking photos and videos, using the latest apps, to staying safe online.

Four sessions are being offered: Intro to iPad Beginner Workshop from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Beyond the Basics iPad Intermediate Workshop from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Online Safety iPad Beginner Workshop from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and Sharing Safely on Facebook iPad Intermediate Workshop from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Touchscreen tablets will be provided for practice at each workshop.

The workshops are aimed at helping close the technology gap among people 50 and older by helping to educate them on using technology to stay connected with family and friends, and access things online that are important to them while remaining safe. 

The workshops are free, space is limited and registration is required. For more information and to register, call 866-591-8105 or go online to

The workshops will be offered again in Bismarck on Oct. 23.