Cyber Seniors in the House
November 13, 2014
Tapestry at Wesbrook Village in Vancouver was so pleased to screen the Cyber Seniors documentary on Friday, November 7. We had over 50 attendees for a full house! Many residents joined us including one resident from our other Vancouver property, Tapestry at Arbutus Walk! Concert Properties represented at the event with Heather and Kelly from the Marketing team, and Adena and Lina from the Seniors Housing department. Wesbrook Village sent Christine, and John from the local community paper, The Campus Resident, joined as well.
Tapestry at Wesbrook Village currently works with a youth organization called Tech-Easy. Tech-Easy is a volunteer-based community service organization initiated by teenagers who enjoy helping out seniors and playing around with modern technology. They currently spend a few hours at Tapestry at Wesbrook Village on Sundays offering tech support to residents. Tech-Easy has visited over 30 retirement communities and seniors centres offering services on a volunteer basis and have over 120 students enrolled as volunteers.
After a pre-screening party with snacks and refreshments in the pub at Tapestry, residents and guests walked the red carpet and had their photos snapped before seating in the classroom for the film screening. There were lots of laughs, nods of understanding, and even a few tears. The film was very down to earth and easy to relate to. In a time when family and friends are more distant and living in different communities, the value of communication and connecting is more important than ever.
We are committed to facilitating access to technology support for Tapestry residents. Stay tuned to see the projects that come from this intergenerational program!
About The Film
A humorous and heartwarming feature documentary, CYBER-SENIORS adds to the important international conversation about the growing generation gap. Focusing on a group of senior citizens who take their first steps into cyber-space under the tutelage of teenage mentors, the film expertly renders a thought-provoking look at a spirited group of men and women who are enriched by digitally re-connecting with their families and each other. Finding their footing rather quickly, the group moves on to compete for the most YouTube views while swiftly building their online inventory of friends.