Proving you’re never too old to learn something new, Cyber-Seniors follows a group of initially reluctant seniors as they discover the wonders of the world-wide-web with the help of their teenage mentors. Their exploration of cyberspace is catapulted to a whole new level when 89 year-old Shura decides to create a YouTube tutorial. This inspires a lively competition where hidden talents and competitive spirits are revealed.
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.
Dan and Verna Rusnak
Kascha and Macaulee Cassaday