More Seniors Should Be Getting Cellphones

“Wearing” a phone all day is a quick lifeline for health emergencies, coalition says.

By SHARE

Not enough seniors are getting cellphones, despite the "security blanket effect" they offer for health emergencies, the Senior Coalition told reporters today. The group says phones are no longer a luxury item: Seniors can keep costs under control with inexpensive prepaid phones.

Once they have a phone, seniors should "wear it" all day and have it pre-programmed with emergency numbers for one-touch dialing, said coalition spokeswoman "Grandma" Flora Green.

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