Senior's Views On Cell Phones
- Date: 2007-01-13 - Word Count: 430 Share This!
Look around the next time you hear someone using a cell phone in public. How many times do you see a senior citizen talking on one? I bet not very often, if at all. For some reason, our elderly are not comfortable owing and using cellular phones. This is not a good thing, though, because older people just don't realize what a life-saver these little handy devices can be. Why don't seniors feel comfortable using cell phones? Well, there are several different reasons.
First of all, a senior's eyesight may not be as well as it used to be when they were younger. Cell phones are sometimes substantially smaller than a regular home phone, and the keys are even smaller. The senior may not be able to see the keys well, or may fear that they can't. Surely there are model available with larger keys, though, which would solve this particular problem.
Another reason why elderly individuals may be reluctant to use cell phones is because they may seem too technologically advanced for them. Most seniors didn't even have regular phones back in their youth, let alone mobile phones. They may feel that they are too old to use a device that is so modern and complex. Some feel that cell phones are only for younger people. They may feel like they couldn't possibly learn to use one, and with all the different features that typically come on cell phones, elderly people may be overwhelmed at the thought of attempting to learn to use one, or even downright terrified.
Senior citizens may simply feel that they don't have a need for a cell phone, so why go through the hassle of learning to operate such a complex object? This is certainly a misconception, because more and more seniors are living longer, and lots live alone. They could definitely benefit from a cell phone if they ever leave home, which many do. They never know when to expect an emergency, and a cell phone can really make it easier to call for help. What if a senior were to get stranded in their car after the car stops running, on a bitterly cold winter day? It wouldn't be a very good idea to get out and start walking, as hypothermia could easily set in, but if they had a cell phone, they could easily contact a family member, road service, or even the police if necessary. If they had no cell, they could possibly freeze to death. Seniors need to be educated on the importance of having and learning to use a cell phone.
Cathy Peterson writes about 4vacations coupons and Aloha Airlines Coupon Codes
Your Article Search Directory : Find in Articles
Recent articles in this category:
- Japan Against China by the International Joint
Diaoyu islands are Japanese territory, the fact has been recognized around the world, not Japan one
- The Bird - Phoenix
Mythology has its place in human mind since early days. We human beings believe in mythology and wor
- Men's Style For Spring - Sloppy - It's Just Not Making the Grade
Turn to any of the menswear spring collections for 2009 and what do you get? Wham! circa 1985. Yes,
- The Mighty Ugg Boot - Can We Resist It?
Today they are nearly as common as pigeons; walking through the city centre of Leeds on this bitter
- The Stem Cell Debate
In the direction of human physiological benefits potential, with the goal of real progress, the much
- Diamond Bezels on Jewelry Watches
One of the finest watches ever produced in recent years is the Vacheron Constantin's Kallania. It's
- DIY Disasters: Not a Laughing Matter
The television series Home Improvement revolved around a so-called DIY expert who routinely bungled
- The Difference Between Natural Soap and Regular Soap
A lot of people are completely unaware of the difference between natural soap and regular soap. Firs
- How to Fight the New World Order
What is the New World Order and why is there so much controversy surrounding it? Some people have n
- Save on Cash and Gas With Payday Loans Online
More often than not, when you avail of loans - any loan for that matter - you need to spend. There a
Most viewed articles in this category:
- Learning To Select Fragrances For Unique Individuals
One of the most challenging groups of people to select fragrances for are members of the gay communi
- Types Of Skate Board Designs & Mo
There are different types of skateboards that are designed for different styles of skateboarding. Th
- Climbing Harness - Shopping Tips And Buying Guide.
Nearly every rock climber who has been climbing just about more than a few months can tell you a fal
- The Aroma Of A Perfect Perfume
So do you think perfume is about romance, about a nicely wrapped box from-or for-someone you love? W
- Current Fashion Trends - Making Sense Of It All!
What's in your closet Ah, don't want to go there Well, this may be because you're not up to date on
- Old Age Concerns
Amid increased commercialisation and urbanisation,elderly people,even when they have well meaning ch
- How Can Women Have It All?
All my life have heard the constant refrain that I am so lucky to be a woman in this time and place.
- Why Employ European Union Workers?
Introduction to the European Union The European Union (EU) is curently made up of 25 independent, d
- I'll Take The N-Word
Nigger, nigger, nigga. Now that we got that out of the way, for 2007, let's disable the word and mo
- Iraq Study Group - Calling Thomas Jefferson
Next week, the Iraq Study Group, a committee of so-called WISE MEN, will go public on what they feel