A couple of weeks ago, I did a two-part series that mixed serious news for all of us boomers and seniors caring for elderly parents, along with some colorful fun, in Safety Preparedness For the Sandwich Generation Issues and Fun Yet Practical Hand Crank Radio for Sandwich Generation Safety Issues. Now that all the excitement of the Ultimate Blog Party 2011 is behind us, I wanted to continue on exploring safety issues and aids for boomers and seniors and their elderly parents. And, of course, have a little more colorful enjoyment while we're at it. 🙂
One of my favorite aids to help all of us caring for elderly parents is the Jitterbug, which we consider to be the best of the cell phones for senior citizens. As I've shared before, it gives me a lot of peace of mind knowing that she has that easy to use cell phone for seniors tucked into her pocket when she take a walk alone. Not to mention how handy it is when we are shopping at the mall, and I need to go in one direction while she wants to head in the other.
Did you know you can also get this great cell phone that is especially good for elderly senior citizens in different colors? Yup – black, white, and RED! Sadly, no PINK (though really, RED is pink without the white added. 🙂 ).
Here's one of the cute RED Jitterbug cell phones for senior citizens:
And now for some fun – here's one of my cute Webkinz stuffed animals cuddling my senior mom's white cell phone taken with my digital camera – and PINKly adjusted by the easy to use Picnik.com:
Hmmm, maybe someone will see this and create a great-looking and not-so-bright PINK elderly cell phone just for us. What do you think? 🙂
In the meantime, though, whatever the color you pick, it's wise to make sure your senior parents have one of the handy dandy and easy to use senior friendly cell phones whether they are out and about, or even in their own home. It can even be a matter of life or death! Definitely serious stuff for the Sandwich Generation – but fun stuff too, including PINK Saturday and REDnesday! Enjoy! 🙂
P.S. After I wrote this I got a notification in my email about a MAJOR security breach for a company named Epsilon who handles emails for a lot of the large companies many of us do business with including, but not limited to: 1800-Flowers, Abe Books, Brookstone, Chase, Hilton Honors, Ralphs, Target, US Bank, Verizon, and lots more. They think the bad guys only got names and email BUT that means MORE phishing, fake scammy emails, etc. Bottom line seems to be BE CAREFUL about clicking links in emails – especially financial ones and VERY CAREFUL about typing in any personal information that way. Go to the site directly and see if they really contacted you and what they need. Definitely important security issues and info for all of us in the Sandwich Generation AND our elderly parents! And another reason I LOVE Norton Internet Security software for my PCs. 🙂