Lessons from the program even came in handy during a recent emergency. During the crisis, Anna Marie was traveling and needed to get to a hospital in Massachusetts to help a friend. “In class, the instructor had been surprised to see I had an iPhone,” she said. “She told me I can do everything we do in class on my phone … Prior to that, I had just used it as a phone. So, when this emergency came up, I didn’t have a piece of paper and used Google to find directions to the right hospital! Ordinarily I would have called a hundred people to try and find out where to go and how to get there! Seriously!!”
According to Anna Marie, Surfing with Seniors “gave (her) the tools” to better use technology – and to weather an emergency! In fact, she’s now teaching her son techniques, and is urging her 80-year-old pastor to attend the class.