China’s technology revolution is leaving its senior citizens behind

Beijing (CNN)Zhang Zhixia is sitting in a black metal chair, flipping through handouts about telecom fraud prevention with her reading glasses on. She is back in class after leaving school almost five decades ago. Everything from coffees to cars can be purchased with a simple tap on the mobile screen. But that has left some elderly people feeling left behind. Every week, Zhang attends “cell phone classes” run by a volunteer group, See Young, in Panzhuang, an area of Soviet-style residential compounds in northwestern Beijing. “I’m so eager to learn,” Zhang says. “I signed up to the class immediately and came with my phone charged to its fullest to be prepared.” While Zhang has made big progress in mastering her …