The current status of Samsung Galaxy mini 2 GT-S6500 is under discontinued product. That means, whenever you notice this phone on the market, that not a brand new Galaxy mini 2. It released 1 year ago on March 2012. The phone is the second generation of Samsung Galaxy mini GT S5570.
Except you enlarge the text on this phone (including icons), and you use onscreen alphanumeric keypad instead onscreen qwerty keyboard, there would be no big problem for a old person on using this phone. It because due to the small 3.27-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display would be best handle for youngster, instead old person (above 50 years old). The display gets 176 ppi pixel density with 320 x 480 pixels resolution (256K colors).