Though smartphones like iPhones and BlackBerrys are all the rage, many active living seniors who want a mobile phone are frustrated by the complicated programs and tiny screens.
Mature individuals who are in the market for a simple and easy-to-use phone that has a large display might consider an Emporia phone, which is aimed at consumers who are over 50 years old, according to Cnet.com.
Instead of asking retirement living seniors to scroll through menus, functions like text messaging and alarms have their own button located on the side of the phone, and the key pad and screen are large and easily legible, the news source reports.
However, active living seniors who have already invested in an iPhone don't need to regret their purchase. Some applications, like Vision, can help seniors test and preserve their eyesight through a series of games and optical illusions.
Other apps like Brain Fit will provide seniors with puzzles and games to keep their memory sharp, while iPharmacy will locate the nearest drug store and provide information on prescription medications.