Grandparents Day – One Week Away!

National Grandparents Day is one week from today and this year we want to make Grandparents Day really special. Grandparents Day is all about showing our appreciation and recognizing the important roles our Grandparents play in our lives. So, it’s a really great day to pay a visit to your Grandparents and if you live far away and can’t, get someone to set them up on Skype and see them that way.

 

It’s also a good day to show your love for all the Grandparents, not just your own! You can show your appreciation by making a Tutorial Video aimed at older adults and submitting it to our tutorial contest. We want to create as many resources as possible for older adults to get online and we feel these videos could be really beneficial to them. So enter your submissions here and check out other people submissions as well.

 

Lastly we are happy to announce that our educational DVD package is now available for pre-orders (to schools and institutions). The educational version features a 2 disc set, including the full-length film and the 52-minute educational version and a lesson and discussion guide for in class use. The Cyber-Seniors film brings forth themes of volunteerism, leadership, ageism, life-long learning and bridging generation gaps. We believe that youth would benefit and enjoy the lessons that our initiative and film teach. Contact us for more information.

 

We hope that you’ve had a wonderful Summer,

The Cyber-Seniors Documentary Team

Grandparents Day is quickly approaching!

Hi everyone,

National Grandparents day is quickly approaching, in fact it’s only a few weeks away! How are you going to celebrate on September 7th?

We have a few ideas for you! Why not host a national grandparents day event in your community. Use it as an opportunity to get started on a Cyber-Seniors program in your community. Here are some event ideas…

Host a Cyber-Seniors screening. This is a sure fire way to get interest rumbling in your community, invite your friends and family and encourage everyone to bring along their grandparents. This is a great start to connecting generations in your community. Either request a screening or (if you belong to a school or institution) pre-order the education version of the film, which includes a 3-Disc set, and a discussion and activity guide.

Another way you can celebrate the day is to go into a retirement home, local community centre or library and present the Cyber-Seniors program to them. Just go to our website download our customizable PowerPoint presentation and Videos and get ready to give a great presentation. There are also Training Manuals available for free download!

The Cyber-Seniors Documentary Team

T-Shirt Survey & The Academy of Motion Picture Library

Hello all,

Cyber-Seniors is designing new T-Shirts that we plan to sell on our website. Since the shirts are to be sold we want to make sure that their design is something that our fans will love. So, we’ve created an online survey. This survey is quick and easy to do. All we ask of you is to select the designs you like. We would love your feedback and support – Click Here to fill out the survey.

 

In other news we were asked by the Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science (the same Academy that gives out little golden sculptures as awards for film achievements) to provide the transcripts to our film and we accepted. That means that the Academy now has the transcripts of Cyber-Seniors in its permanent Core Collection. This collection is made accessible for research purposes; students, filmmakers, and writers are among the regulars. This is pretty cool and exciting for us; we wanted to share it with you. 

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The Cyber-Seniors Documentary Team

P.S. the tutorial contest is still open, submit your entries here.

Submit Your Tutorial Contest Entries Now!!!

Hey Guys,

 

The Cyber-Seniors tutorial contest is about to come to a close!!! If you want to be entered for a chance to win great prizes, submit your entry SOON. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just a 2 minute tech teaching tutorial for the benefit of an older adult. We encourage you to tackle any skill you’d like and to put your own personal spin on it.

 

Here is one of the submissions to give you some inspiration.

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Remember along with being entered for the chance to win great prizes, you will also be helping seniors who are new to computers and technology. J

 

Submit your entries HERE. Don’t be shy.

 

The Cyber-Seniors Documentary Team  

Granparent’s Day – One Month Away!

Hello friends,

We’d like to remind you that Grandparents day is exactly a month away and we have some great ideas for how you can celebrate, like hosting a Cyber-Seniors Documentary screening in your community. You can host a screening and invite young people to come along with their Grandparents. Another idea is to start teaching your Grandparent or parent how to get online. You can go to our website, download the training manuals and get started!

 

We hope you have a great weekend,

The Cyber-Seniors Documentary Team

 

Upcoming Screenings and Events:

 August 13

SHEKNOWS

443 Park Avenue South, New York

9th floor

August 15

Sarasota Bay Club

1301 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

August 19

Telstra Screening

242 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, AU

September 3

Alzheimers Association

6055 South Loop East, Houston

 

 

 

Cyber-Seniors Tutorial Contest – Open To All!!!

Hello Friends,

If you didn’t already know, Cyber-Seniors is running a tutorial contest! What we want you to do is create a two minute teaching tutorial aimed at an older adult, teaching them a tech skill. You can teach them how to send an email, how to Skype, you could even teach them how to use Snapchat! The possibilities are endless and we encourage you to put your own personal spin on it, don’t be afraid to get creative! 

The competition ends on August 15th and there are some really great prizes for winning; you can check them out on our Competition Page! Winners will be announced September 1st.

Do not wait to submit, DO IT NOW, the contest page is officially OPEN!!! You can go to this link – https://cyberseniorsdocumentary.com/contest/ and submit your entry; you can also watch the submissions here.

All contest winners will be chosen by a panel of Cyber-Seniors.

 We look forward to seeing your videos,

The Cyber-Seniors Documentary Team

P.S. Check out this video, where Kascha explains more about the contest!

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Teaching Tutorial Competition!

Hi Guys,

If you didn’t already know, Cyber-Seniors is running a tutorial contest! What we want you to do is create a two minute teaching tutorial aimed at an older adult, teaching them a tech skill. You can teach them how to send an email, how to Skype, you could even teach them how to use Snapchat! The possibilities are endless and we encourage you to put your own personal spin on it, don’t be afraid to get creative! This competition is open to FCCLA members only, FOR NOW. Read More

What are your plans for Grandparents Day?

Dear Friends,

National Grandparents day is quickly approaching, in fact it is just over a month away. How are you going to celebrate on September 7th?

Well, we have a few ideas for you! Why not host a national grandparents day event in your community. Use it as an opportunity to get started on a Cyber-Seniors program in your community. Here are some event ideas…  Read More

Episode One of “ASK ANNETTE”

Hello everyone,

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That is right! Annette will have her own video segment, which will be posted weekly on the Cyber-Seniors Facebook page. In it she will answer any questions asked to her, technological (no promise she’ll know the answer) or personal (and no promise she’ll be truthful). She will also be giving a tip of the week! We are very excited about this and you should be too. We’re sure these videos will bring smiles and laughs to all, so be sure to stay tuned. Read More

10 Year Olds Start Cyber-Seniors in Turkey!

Hi Guys,

Today I’d like to share with you, something really special. Nil and Seline are good friends, they are both 10 years old and they live in Turkey. They were given a project for school in which they had to create something of their own, something that would have a positive impact on the world around them. When Nil’s father was sent a link to our trailer, he showed it to his daughter. She watched it and immediately knew that this would be her big project. So, her and Seline started visiting a local retirement home to teach the seniors how to get online. (Any of this sound familiar. lol.) The video below is their project, check it out! Read More