eSTAR has partnered with the Order of Malta in Lithuania to help one of the most vulnerable members of society – the elderly. Living in more remote areas or finding it difficult to leave their homes at all, they often are ostracized form society and cut off from the rest of the world. New technologies that many people today can not imagine a single day without are rarely helpful, for their interfaces are hard and difficult to learn.
In hopes to relief some of these problems, eSTAR provided the elderly with Senior phones, making it easier for them to communicate with the loved ones or call for help in case of an accident. The phones were specifically designed for the elders as they have big buttons, the numbers are read out loud as they are being typed in and the phones all have integrated SOS buttons. The Order of Malta in Lithuania distributed the Senior phones to the ones most in need.
We here at eSTAR are overjoyed to hear that our support helped the elderly. One of the senior notes, that she is glad she will be able to call for help as she never had a mobile phone before. It is a great feeling and a moral obligation to help those around in our society.