Here at Evergreen we love to bring you inspiring stories about seniors challenging others expectations of them and how they should live their lives.
Cyberseniorscorner is a Seniors YouTube channel. The channel came about via a high school community service project in Canada 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. They recruited a group of friends to act as mentors and began visiting a local retirement home to teach initially reluctant seniors how to get online and use the Internet.
As part of the project, a dedicated Cyberseniorscorner - Seniors YouTube Channel was created, as well as a Facebook and Twitter page. One of those seniors, 89 year old Shura decided create a cooking tutorial video on the channel “Cooking with Shura”.
See how Shura cooks a grilled cheese sandwich with an iron and corn in a water kettle.
As a result, other seniors in the program decided to create their own tutorial videos and share their stories like those seen below.
How to fix a broken dock
A grandfather gives vegetable gardening tips
A documentary film on the project has been produced and has recently premiered at the Reframe Peterborough International Film Festival in Jan 2014. Below is the trailer for the film.
Sadly, since these videos were originally produced Shura passed away in late 2013. Her spirit lives on through the project and this film.
by Konrad Markham
Digital Content Producer