WhatsApp for Senior Citizens

In a sunlit room with a view of the garden, a group of seated older people are studying smartphones and tablets.
Learning together in the café area at Mildmay Community Centre

A short course for older people who want free texts, phone calls & video calls — to anywhere

This course has finished. We hope to repeat it soon.

Six Monday afternoons (1:30 – 3:30 pm)
30 May to 4 July 2022

A step-by-step practical guide to using WhatsApp on a phone – for beginners – and people already using WhatsApp – and people who do not have a smartphone.

By the way – this is an identical repeat of the earlier course (April-May 2022).

What you will learn to do or understand

For a detailed list of WhatsApp possibilities, look at WhatsApp features. Here’s our shortened list …

  • Texts, voice calls and video calls to anywhere in the world, using an Internet connection instead of an expensive voice and SMS plan.
  • Use a phone to send photos, videos, recorded voice messages and documents.
  • Join WhatsApp groups with family or friends.
  • WhatsApp Web – do it on a larger screen if your phone is too small for comfort.
  • WhatsApp for Business (always good to know about).

Also …

  • How to protect your own privacy using WhatsApp.
  • How to manage your phone when WhatsApp starts filling it up with photos and videos.
  • Learn a lot more about phones and mobile tech in general.


  • Mildmay Community Centre (directions and map below).
  • We deliver courses in the delightful Community Café, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.

How to join the course, or ask for more info

  • Email info@50pd.uk
  • Phone / text to 07423 162019

Your personal security and privacy

  • This is important. You will use our safety-first training smartphones and SIM cards, not your own phone (so people who don’t have a smartphone will fit in perfectly).