And it really feels that way, Keeney said, to her and others of her generation. They've lived without cellphones and social media, but now they see how much easier and more fun life can be with them.
Besides, they like that all this new technology lets them connect with each other and with their families so easily - email is more efficient than letters, and it's better to go out with a cellphone than wait by a landline all day.
Do they use Facebook?
"I'm a - what's it called?" said Angie O'Dell, 72.
"A lurker," Keeney supplied, using classic millennial-speak for someone who takes to social networks to check up on friends and family without posting any of their own information.
O'Dell jotted down the word on her notepad, all the better to interact with her younger relatives.
Thursday's class helped with that, too: Everyone left with a handout filled with popular text-message abbreviations.
"So if you have grandkids," Smith said, "you can see what on earth they're talking about."
For information about future cellphone and computer classes with senior services, call 304-348-0707, or visit kvss.org.
Contact writer Shay Maunz at shay.ma...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4886.