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Seniors To Get Computer Help

A week Thursday is National Seniors Day. To correspond with that the Seniors and Law Enforcement together in Orillia will be screening a special documentary film at the Opera House. OPP Constable Jim Edwards says the film is called Cyber Seniors and follows a group of seniors as they discover the world of the Internet through […]

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Merlene Davis: Film shows impact youth can have helping seniors with technology

John W. Rathgeber, 80, of Lexington, realized his interaction with a sibling in Florida and with some of his children and grandchildren was steadily decreasing. So, he bought an iPad to replace his aging laptop, signed up for classes at the Apple Store and soon realized he couldn’t keep up. Neighbors told him about their […]

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AARP Movies for Grownups to Showcase the Film, Cyber-Seniors

Washington D.C. – AARP and Mentor Up, a new way to make a difference from AARP Foundation, is hosting a free screening of the documentary CyberSeniors across the country. CYBER-SENIORS takes a candid and humorous look at the victories and challenges seniors face as they collaborate with teenagers who help them cross the digital divide, […]

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Why Seniors Should be Online

It goes without saying that the Internet has given its users increased access to knowledge and the ability to self-publish cheaply. The web has even spurred creativity and given notoriety to ordinary folks who might not have been noticed otherwise. For the people that know how and can afford to use online tools, the digital […]

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Going Viral …

“I was raised by my grandparents,” Barrett Goldberg told Hollywood on the Potomac. “I’ve always had a connection to an older generation. I actually feel more comfortable around older people. When I’m working with older people, I see my grandparents.”

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Teens Tutoring Cyber-Seniors

After Toronto high school students Kascha and Macaulee Cassaday watched their 80-year-old grandparents master a hand-me-down computer, they decided to embark upon a community outreach project. In 2009 they enlisted other students to teach seniors at a local retirement complex how to send emails and also use Facebook, YouTube, and Skype. As 80- and 90-year-old […]

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Student mentors help seniors share technology

Once she got online, Annette turned into something of a party animal. She was on top of all the party invites and quickly joined the online dating scene. The best part: She’s 76 years old. Even so, Annette is the youngest of a group of seniors who challenged themselves to learn about technology and become […]

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Feature: HIS Radio

His Radio features your favourite Contemporary Christian Music and has been serving the Carolinas and Georgia for almost 30 years. Listen to Radio Personality & Endurance Athlete Rob Dempsey discuss the Cyber-Seniors documentary.

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Grandma might be friending you on Facebook

A new documentary all the way from Canada potentially has the opportunity to make a generational impact on Polk County’s small town seniors.

The Stromsburg Civic Center and Polk County Senior Services have teamed up to bring “Cyber-Seniors — Connecting Generations,” a comical, touching, frustrating, educational documentary about bridging the technology gap between senior citizens and seniors in high school.

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‘Cyber-Seniors’ movie will kick off Polk County effort

STROMSBURG, Neb. — Polk County Senior Services will be kicking off its new program, the Cyber-Senior project, by showing the documentary “Cyber-Seniors — Connecting Generations” on Tuesday at the Stromsburg Civic Center. The film chronicles the journey of a group of senior citizens who learn to navigate their way through the digital world with the […]