An excerpt from a Dec. 20, 2013, CNN report:

With the help of his caregiver, Joe Cavano Skypes with his family. It’s part of the Silver Surfers program from the agency, Visiting Angels, where seniors are taught how to use Facebook and even FaceTime. Cavano’s daughter, Susan Schmid, says being able to see her dad is priceless.

“My dad’s immediate family is in five states, it’s so hard that I can’t be back to see him in a few minutes.”silver surfers1

But using the technology, Cavano gets to see them all, his daughter and son, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

“Silver Surfers” are taught technologies