Getting Started with Facebook

This workshop will provide an introduction to social media and the leading social media platforms. The workshop will help participants identify the benefits of social media and help participants navigate key challenges. And the most important topic is a review of important privacy tips.


Facebook is a social media platform that makes it easy for you to connect and share with family and friends online. It is very popular with over 2 billion users worldwide.The older adult community is the largest growing group of people to engage with Facebook. You will likely find many people you know already on Facebook. This workshop will raise your confidence about using the platform. 

Topics in this workshop include: 

● Accessing Facebook and setting up an account. 

● Finding and add Friends 

● Essential Facebook terminology including Timeline, News Feed, Friend, Status, Pages, Groups and more. 

● Essential privacy and sharing tips. 

● Responding to your friend’s posts and sharing posts of your own. 

The workshop ends with a recipe that you can use for getting started with Facebook in a manner that works for you.

Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: ZOOM Virtual Meeting

Price: $15 Members, $25 Non-Members


Don Fredericksen is the founder and principal of the, the online club that helps older adults stay connected and engaged by learning, sharing and exploring technology. Don could be a Shift poster child with his encore experience.

After 35 years working as a computer trainer, developer and manager, his position was terminated in 2017 due to a corporate acquisition. He learned about Shift during his outplacement exploration. He dove into his encore efforts, started teaching community education classes for older adults while attending Shift Forums, Shift-INs and participating in SCORE and other entrepreneurial programs. The continues to be a work in progress with a mission to help older adults be active lifelong learners.

Don started his professional career as a school band director, discovered personal computers in the early 80’s, and never looked back. He traveled the country teaching IT professionals, started two companies and led corporate IT teams. He has a BS from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the University of St Thomas. He lives in St Anthony.

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