Doesn’t it feel great to find that perfect gift, one that will make your loved one’s face brighten with joy? When it comes to the cherished older adults in our lives, it is perhaps even more fulfilling, given that it can be challenging to come up with new and creative ideas. Seniors have a lifetime of acquired treasures, and let’s face it: there is only so much satisfaction to be experienced in getting a pair of socks or another tie.
Morning Glory Home Care’s senior holiday gift giving guide will help you think outside the box. We have gathered the following great gift suggestions for senior loved ones that can help ignite some innovative ideas that are sure to brighten the day for the seniors you love!
- Customize a treasure. Turn treasured photographs into useful items which your senior loved one can enjoy all year long, such as photo blankets, puzzles, calendars, and plenty of other options. A hardbound photo book is also useful for those with Alzheimer’s. Incorporate images of loved ones with names to help the senior remember who’s who, or create a book with photographs from his / her childhood for a wonderful method to reminisce.
- Make a game plan. Assemble a container of classic games, including large-print playing cards and any other family favorites. Coordinate in advance with local friends and family to designate a weekly or monthly game night that will, of course, also work well with the senior loved one’s schedule. Tuck a calendar in the basket with dates and times highlighted, and then enjoy a year of memorable get-togethers!
- Go high tech. Technology is improving on a regular basis, with lots of gadgets intended for enhancing life for older adults. Choose from senior-friendly computers, tablets, and smartphones, a smart speaker to supply news and entertainment, or a safety-enhancing medical alert system. Be sure to plan for ample time to help the senior figure out how to work this new tech tool, too!
- Give an experience. Often, the gift most prized by older adults is the gift of enjoying an experience with family and friends. A gift certificate to a local spa for group manicures, hair styling, and a massage is a wonderful way to create new memories together; or keep it simple and select a gift card to the senior’s favorite restaurant. For a more cost-conscious idea, make a customized booklet of coupons, redeemable when the senior chooses for services such as mowing the lawn, housecleaning, cooking, and more.
At Morning Glory Home Care, nothing makes us happier than witnessing delight in the older adults we serve! Call us at 618-667-8400 any time for even more holiday gift suggestions, including the gift of professional in-home care from our highly trained, experienced, and compassionate elder care Belleville, IL team.