Silver Surfers: Program helps Granny Google

A program is helping older Chicago residents become more comfortable online on programs such as Skype and email.

The Silver Surfers program, which is part of the Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services, helps residents stay connected to family and the world.

Silver Surfers can also learn social media, like Facebook or Twitter, and how to shop online.

Experts say staying connected can help boost self-esteem and beat the blues as well as improve memory skills.  Already to date 1 in 3 seniors over age 77 are getting online.

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