Seniors Google article written up in local paper

Sex for seniors? Yeah, you can Google that                                                                                                                                                         Updated: 2:11 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2015  |  Posted: 2:05 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015 By Alexandra Seltzer – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Palm Beach Post Florida



What are your favorite websites? Other than porn.

That’s what Sherry Picker asked a class of about 10 women and one man at Boynton Beach’s Senior Center on Thursday morning.

Grandma Googles class at Boynton Beach’s Senior Center on Thursday May 21, 2015.

“But that’s what we’re here for!” one woman replied. “OK. Come on girls, let’s go to my house.”

That’s how the hour-long Grandma Googles class started. And, Picker, a senior care manager with Paradise Home Health Care, and Tali Kentof, a Jewish community liaison with Vitas Healthcare, said this group was tame compared to others.

The class — taught by Picker and Kentof — was free and open to the public to teach seniors, specifically, how to use Google on computers, tablets or smart phones.

“Don’t be afraid of technology,” Kentof told the group.

The class also learned how to listen to Elvis and Bob Seger on Pandora, listen to a Maya Angelou poem and learn to cook Matzoh ball soup on YouTube, and how to search for dates on

“If you want to look at the 20-somethings, by all means, look at the 20-somethings,” Kentof said while browsing the dating site.

While Kentof typed in search terms, Picker told the seniors what they were looking at: “This is dating in 2015. You don’t have to go to a dance, because there aren’t many dances to go to. You don’t have to wait for the sailors to get off the boat.”

The search was for a man between the ages of 65 and 80 within a 50-mile radius of Boynton Beach. Kentof clicked on a profile of a man who said he was 72.

“He’s in Boca,” she announced. “He looks fit.”

The women were into it. They smiled and giggled.

“He has 20 photos,” Kentof continued.

“Naked?” one woman asked.

Kentof and Picker travel to different places across the county to hold this class, among others, and a similar Grandma Googles class called Modern Dating for the Not-So-Modern, which focuses more on online dating for seniors and how to “get your sexy back,” Picker said after the class.

They recently held the dating class at a Delray Beach community center. While the class had a low turnout, the four women who did attend were experienced online-daters.

Kentof and Picker recalled the group had interesting stories to tell. For example, one woman said her daughter met someone online and he brought a bag to her house. She didn’t know what to think: Could that be an overnight bag? But it turned out his washing machine broke and he was hoping to use hers. Seniors google and learn a lot.

For information about either “Grandma Online” – Media websites or Online Dating” please contact Sherry Picker – 561-672-7170 for presentations in Palm Beach county, Florida

Seniors Google is standard now. Learning about other sites is also offered at area Senior Centers. Older Adults have the time and often the resources to enjoy many more years of Life than previous generations. They want to meet others and know from their adult children that online is a good way to start the search for a new relationship.