Film Screening: Cyber-Seniors

October 20, 2014

Tapestry at Wesbrook Village is pleased to be screening Cyber-Seniors on November 7, 2014. This event is open to all Tapestry residents from both Vancouver properties and special guests.

When: Friday, November 7. Pre-screening party: 3pm Screening: 4pm
Where: 3338 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6S 0A6

Space is limited to 40 seats.
Please RSVP to 604.225.5000

About the Film

A humorous and heartwarming documentary feature, which chronicles the extraordinary journey of a group of colorful senior citizens, as they discover the world of the Internet, through the guidance of teenage mentors. Their exploration of cyber-space is catapulted to another level when 89 year-old Shura decides to create a YouTube cooking video. A spirited video competition for the most “views” evolves as the cyber-seniors’ hidden talents and competitive spirits are revealed. CYBER-SENIORS provides insight into the wonderful things that can happen when generation gaps are bridged, proving you are never too old to get ‘connected’.

The Cyber-Seniors program was started by two teenage sisters. They came up with the idea after witnessing how cyber-communication had transformed their grandparents’ lives and brought them closer to their grandchildren. When one of the sisters is diagnosed with cancer at the same time as her grandfather, we witness how the Internet becomes a lifeline for the family to stay connected and support one another.

The film offers a heartwarming, candid, and at times humorous look at the victories and challenges seniors face as they dive into the digital world. Cyber-Seniors is an inspiring example of the wonderful things that can happen when generation gaps are bridged, and new ways of connecting are explored.

Twitter: @cyberseniors

In the News

New York Times – The Internet isn’t Just for the Young

LA Times – ‘Cyber-Seniors’ is fun look at seniors bridging digital divide

Global News – Program helps seniors use the internet to stay connected


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