Staying informed, up-to-date and in touch is simple with phones designed for seniors.
Phoning friends and family is a great way to keep in touch. It doesn’t have the exact same allure as meeting in person does, but it’s the next best thing. (And sometimes, let’s face it- it’s even better! You don’t have to do your hair, shave or get dressed to have a good time!)
Of course, socializing isn’t where it stops. It’s also important to have easy access to a telephone for necessary communications, like making appointments.
If you find your phone is hard to use because the keys are too small, making them hard to see and press, it could be time for a change. The good news is that there are many products on the market that can make calling and receiving calls easier.
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Investing in a device with large keys, such as these available on Amazon, could make all the difference. The keys are simpler to see, and some telephones come with photo memory buttons. This means you can press a photo of a person’s face to call them, without having to remember how you programmed your speed dial.
For cell phone users, senior-friendly versions are also available with larger buttons and easy-to-see screens.
Some cell phones are hearing-aid compatible, and come with enhanced volume features, so hearing your conversation partner is easier. An SOS button provides immediate connection with emergency services and family members. Staying independent and mobile doesn’t have to be an invitation for trouble.
Stay in touch!