Cell Phones for Seniors

A drive to assist Social Services and Simsbury’s Seniors
Did you know that even deactivated cell phones can be used to dial 911 during an emergency?
In times of crisis, our power and telephone lines are often down. This leaves many seniors without a way to call for help if there is an emergency. The good news is that even deactivated cell phones can still dial into the 911 system. The Department of Social Services helps distribute free emergency cell phones. If you have an old, unused cell phone, please consider donating it. It just may be a lifeline for a senior in need.
Collection Sites: Fitzgerald’s and Starbucks
Collection Dates: Saturday, November 19 & Saturday, November 26
Collection Times: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on both Saturdays
We encourage you to remove all personal information from your cell phone before donating it to the program. You can consult your owner’s manual, or visit a site on the internet with instructions. One example is www.recellular.com/recycling/data_eraser. In addition, we will double-check that all phones donated to the program have been re-set.
For more information, please contact:
Selectman Moira Wertheimer: moirawerth@yahoo.com or (860) 408-9457
Selectman Nancy Haase: nancyhaase@comcast.net or (860) 651-1810
Selectman-Elect Sean Askham: sean.askham1@comcast.net or (860) 670-3870

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