New Cyber-Seniors Corner submission, Lauren and Lola's special friendship at Kensington Place: http://t.co/IbuzkWcJX8
"Middle Age is when your age starts to show around your middle." -Bob Hope #quote
Hi everyone! It’s time for a little update. Saffron is working hard tweaking the final edit of the Cyber-Seniors documentary, and we’re expecting it to be complete mid-May. After seeing a rough draft, the story has come together nicely and we’re sure you’re going to love the film!
While she plugs away at it, we’re still working on our Cyber-Seniors Corner Campaign to encourage more students to get involved with their elders by creating videos for the Cyber-Seniors Corner Youtube channel.
We have some new entries produced by students Ashley L. and Hayley S. from E.L. Crossley Secondary School in Fonthill, Ontario, so check them out! We look forward to seeing the other videos that are on the way, and we encourage YOU to participate too. For more info, check out our Get-Involved page!
Here it is, the official trailer for the Cyber-Seniors Documentary! Please check it out, and if you like it, spread the word about our little passion project by sharing it with friends. We appreciate your support and look forward to having the film complete by May!
We took Cyber-Seniors Corner on the road to Downsview Services for Seniors, and asked a few questions to some of the group in the 55+ computer lab. Watch the above video to see what this fun group of seniors had to say about their experiences using computers!
Special thanks go out to computer instructor Karl Smyth for inviting us in. If you would like us to bring Cyber-Seniors Corner to you, email email@example.com and we’ll make it happen!
Also, check out our Get Involved page to see how you can can participate and make your own videos. We’re encouraging high school students to partner up with a senior they know, and create a one minute video to submit to the YouTube channel. Some of the best entries will be included as extras when we release the film!
The director and producer of the Cyber-Seniors Documentary were recently at The American Film Market in Santa Monica! We’re currently in post production and the film is expected to be complete in early 2013!
Last week we took Cyber-Seniors Corner on the road to St. Catharines to ask them what is the best part about being a senior, and here are the results! A lot of fun was had by all, and we look forward to hearing what more people have to say. If you would like us to come to your area, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll see what we can do!
Special thanks go out to the staff at the Centric Health Seniors Centre at the Niagara Ina Grafton Gage Village. Their assistance in setting up the event was very much appreciated!
We’re taking Cyber-Seniors Corner on the road, and the first stop is in St. Catharines, Ontario. We’re taking it to the streets and we want to hear from you! If you know anybody in the area who has wisdom or a story to share, bring them out and we’ll record them for the Cyber-Seniors Corner YouTube channel.
We’ll be at the Centric Health Seniors Centre at: 413 Linwell Rd., St. Catharines, Ontario from 10am-1pm on Tuesday, November 13.
Stumped for ideas?
-Share your philosophy on life.
-Entertain us with a joke.
-Send a message to a politician.
-Rant about something that really bugs you.
The ideas are endless, and all you need to do is bring yourself! (unless you have an interesting artifact or piece of history to share!)
Can’t make it to St. Catherines? Send an email to email@example.com and we’ll see if we can come to your area next time!
It’s National Senior’s Day in Canada. Take a few moments to spend some time with a senior citizen in your life, and get them connected if they aren’t already online! A simple Skype conversation with a distant relative can mean the whole world to someone. There’s a whole new world to be opened up by the group that is quickly catching up to everyone else in their use of the technology.
October 1st is National Seniors Day in Canada. This is actually only the 2nd year it’s been officially recognized, after the Canadian Government declared it in 2011 to coincide with the United Nations’ International Day of Older Persons. How do you plan to recognize and celebrate the seniors in your life? Why not make a video with them for Cyber-Seniors Corner?
For us, this is a special time for a 2nd reason, as we reflect upon everything that has taken place over the past year. Filming on Cyber-Seniors Documentary began on September 29 of 2011, and this project has taken us on an amazing journey. It’s been a rewarding experience watching these 2 generations come together, with the younger generation opening up a new world to their elders.
From that first day of filming, to the big climax of the Cyber-Seniors Corner video competition, we’ve seen first hand how access to the Internet can make a huge difference in the life of a senior citizen. From the time-saving simplicity of online banking, to the endless information for life-long learning and mental stimulation, to the most most fulfilling part of it all: the social interactions via email, Skype and Facebook: the smiles on their faces say it all.
The feeling never gets old watching the excitement of someone doing something for the first time. It can be the smile of a 93 year old chatting with her 2 year old great grand daughter over the webcam, or someone exploring their hometown on Google Earth, or another person looking up old opera clips from the 40s and 50s. There is always something new for someone who hasn’t been online before, and the possibilities never end once they’re connected.
With our video competition hosted on the YouTube channel, another new world was opened for many with the concept of vlogging. The youngest generation today will be leaving behind records of their entire life stories through video, pictures and blogs. As the ones growing up with the technology, they are the perfect group to pair up with the oldest generation to help them share their history, wisdom and experiences.
We’d once again like to encourage our readers to take some time to get together with their loved ones on National Seniors Day and have them share their stories. Get them to open up and let their personalities shine and make a video to send in to us! We’re still accepting new videos for Cyber-Seniors Corner, with all new entries eligible for future competitions.
Let’s celebrate the oldest generation on National Seniors Day or the International Day of Older Persons by giving them a voice. We’ve already got the platform with the Cyber-Seniors Corner Youtube channel, so get those cameras rolling! Give them an opportunity to speak their mind and share their talents!
For more information about how to submit, follow this link to our Get Involved page.