Brenda Rusnak is the producer of the documentary film “Cyber-Seniors.” This heartwarming, humorous film follows the extraordinary journey of several senior citizens as they discover the magic of the Internet, through the guidance of teenaged mentors.
Brenda is also a founding member of “Cyber-Seniors: Connecting Generations,” a non-profit organization that pairs students wanting to make a difference in their community with older adults looking for help in advancing their technology skills.
UHS started our own Cyber-Seniors program as part of our 2016-17 Year of Service. Several students have been helping residents of The Stratford become more comfortable with technology that allows them to connect with their families and the world. In turn, our students have found fulfillment in teaching and creating relationships with individuals from their grandparents’ generation.
On Tuesday, Apr. 18 at 7 p.m., the eve of our Cyber-Seniors program graduating its older adult students, Brenda will present “The Cyber-Seniors Project: Connecting Generations with Technology.” Using clips from the film, Brenda will share her insight into the wonderful things that can happen when generation gaps are bridged, and new ways of connecting are explored.
This presentation is part of the 2016-17 University High School Speaker Series, and will be held on Tuesday, Apr. 18 at 7 p.m. in the school’s Fairbanks Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Please do invite friends. Registration.