Grandma Dancing To LMFAO: Seniors Getting In On Internet Action
The days of bonding with your grandparents while drinking tea and eating homemade cookies seem to be long gone. Grandmas and grandpas alike are taking a page out of their grandchildren's books (or should we say iPads?) and embracing technology.
First it was the cute elderly couple, Rita and Frank, who couldn't figure out how to take a picture on their new Macbook. Now the Internet's new up and coming star is YouTube user Adam Forgie's 90-year-old grandma.
She's legally blind, has severe macular degeneration and is hard of hearing. But when it comes to impressing people with her rocking dance moves, none of those things slow her down.
Is this the new frontier of grandparent-grandchildren relations? It might be a step in the right direction, considering dancing to songs like LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" keeps one active no matter your age.
A recent Globe and Mail article touched on the idea of intergenerational learning -- people of all ages learning together and from each other. Twice a week, a B.C. retirement home opens its doors to kindergarteners, allowing them to interact with the elderly.
Grandparents have a lot to offer youth when it comes to learning about life experiences. Now it seems like they're also willing to take a walk their grandchildren's shoes, one dance move at a time.
WATCH: Grandparents getting groovy on YouTube: