Jitterbug received the “Best Small Business” Award from the American Society on Aging (ASA) in 2008. The ASA, in conjunction with its Business Forum on Aging, recognizes for-profit companies for exemplary programs and services that meet the needs of older people and their families.
The Jitterbug is an important “first mover” into practical implementations of wireless. As Helen Dennis, Chair of the Business Forum on Aging Leaders Circle and Business and Aging Awards Committee for The American Society on Aging put it: “The Jitterbug is a unique product that meets an important market need. Staying in touch and being connected are important for all generations. And for older adults — it is even more important. The Jitterbug provides the opportunity for easy communication.”
As the recipient of the 19th annual award in the small company category, Jitterbug joins an esteemed roster of winners including Johnson & Johnson, this year’s winner in the large company category, and previous winners CVS/pharmacy, PacifiCare, Wells Fargo, Pfizer, Southwest Airlines, IBM, and May Department Stores.