Ithaca College to Host ‘Cyber-Seniors’ Screening and Discussion

By David Maley, September 2, 2016

Ithaca College to Host ‘Cyber-Seniors’ Screening and Discussion

“Cyber-Seniors” — a humorous and heartwarming documentary about a program begun by two high school students to help residents of a retirement community become more computer literate — will be shown at Ithaca College on Tuesday, Sept. 6. The 7 p.m. screening in Textor 102 is free and open to the public.

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.

Cyber-Seniors: Connecting Generations is a nonprofit organization focused on supporting communities who wish to start their own Cyber-Seniors program. A discussion via Skype with Tess Finlay, the organization’s communications and program director, will follow the screening.

The event is sponsored by the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute in partnership with the Department of Occupational Therapy and the Park Scholars Media Club.

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