Facebook class brings older adults into the 21st century

Jeanine Tobin, 75, sits in a Facebook class at Mather's - More than a Cafe on Wednesday. (Emily Hoerner/Medill)

By Emily Hoerner Older adults in Chicago’s Norwood Park neighborhood are jumping into the 21st century to learn a new skill: Facebook. With Facebook’s popularity garnering 890 million daily active users as of December 2014, according to the company’s website, the social network is arousing the curiosity of older adults.