They have a lot more options for simple cell phones for seniors than they used to. I think they finally realized there was a big market for making a phone that was simple and uncomplicated for seniors to use.
My mom would be overwhelmed with all the features on my cell phone. Her cell phone has the ability to make the text bigger and brighter. Since her eyesight isn't the best, this has been a real life saver for her.
She depends on her cell phone just as I do mine, but there is a big difference in the way we use them. Even though she doesn't use her cell phone all that often, it is just as important for her to have a phone she understands and will use as it is for me to have one.