July 22 Workshop – Exploring Essential iPhone Apps to Stay Connected and Engaged

Things you didn’t know your iPhone could do! – Apps

Exploring Essential iPhone Apps to Stay Connected and Engaged

Nearly all iPhone users start with making calls and sending text messages and emails.  However there is a collection of apps on your devices that are essential for staying connected and effectively engaged with friends, family and the world around you.  These essential apps include:

  • Contacts – store your address book and more.
  • Calendar – stay on top of appointments and events.
  • Notes – keep lists, notes and more.
  • Reminders – Add reminders to keep you on top of your commitments.
  • And more…

These are apps that will help you stay organized and on top of your commitments, schedule and life.  Like many apps on your iPhone or iPad, there are many useful functions that are often hidden from everyday users.  We call these features Nuggets.

This Shift Workshop will help you explore and discover Nuggets from these apps.  Exploring these Nuggets will not only introduce you to new useful functions but will also help you appreciate the power in your hand and build your confidence in handling your device.

What to expect in this session.


Bring your Apple iPhones, iPads, your curiosity and your questions to the Shift Workshop.  The session will be fast-paced, hands-on and engaging.  If there are steps you miss during class, you will have access to lessons on the Senior Tech Club web site so that you can replicate the actions that we explore.  If you already know one of the Nuggets we explore, we’ll ask you to help your neighbor.  That’s a great way to build your confidence in handling your device.

Finally, we will also reserve time at the end of the session for Q&A and sharing.  This is your chance to ask a nagging question or learn how others are using their iPhones.

This is not an iPhone beginner session. This session is best for Phone users who have experience making calls, sending  texts and emails. Additionally, the Nuggets we explore in this session are different than our previous Shift workshops.  Previous workshop participants are invited back for more!

Please note this is not a session for Android-based technology. We are looking for instructors that would be interested in holding similar workshops for Android-based technlogy as well. If you know of anyone with this expertise and interest, please ask them to contact SHIFT at info@shiftonline.org.

About our Trainer / Facilitator

Don Frederiksen is the founder and principal of the SeniorTechClub.com, the online club that helps seniors 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 dived into his encore efforts, started teaching community education classes for Seniors while attending SHIFT Forums, SHIFT-INs and participating in SCORE and other entrepreneurial programs. The SeniorTechClub.com continues to be a work in progress with its mission to help seniors. The Senior Tech Club is Don’s ikigae.

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.

Our Workshop Opportunities

Monday, July 22 – Afternoon
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Workshop
Monday July 22 – Evening
6:0 pm to 8:00 pm – Workshop


Danish American Center (DAC)
3030 West River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55406
SHIFT Members: $15.00
Non-Members: $25.00


SHIFT Refund Policy

In the event that SHIFT cancels a program, you’ll receive a refund of your registration payment. SHIFT will not issue credits or refunds in the following circumstances: you cancel your registration, register but do not attend, or attend but leave early, or do not attend all sessions of a multi-session course.

If you’re dissatisfied with any of our programs, we want to know. Please send us your feedback.

We’re looking forward to seeing you!!