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Camilla Dodson, 76, broke down in tears of relief after receiving personalized instruction on using her smartphone from teenager Tess Reynolds during a free workshop earlier this month at Albuquerque’s Bear Canyon Senior Center.
The event was organized by Teeniors, a 4-year-old startup that connects tech-savvy teens with seniors who need assistance in operating devices such as smartphones, iPads or computers. It’s one of scores of workshops the group has offered at senior centers in central New Mexico, from Belen to Santa Fe.
The events allow participating seniors to pair up with teens for individualized teaching sessions that cover anything the older adult wants to learn, from simple things such as how to lock and unlock a device to taking photos or connecting with friends and relatives on Facebook.
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