Christmas Gifts for Seniors in Assisted Living
As Christmas songs fill the airwaves, many of them tout the joys of giving various gifts. Some are decidedly impractical. It’s safe to say that your favorite seniors would prefer not to find a hippopotamus in their stockings this year. If you’re hunting for ideas, try one of these Christmas gifts for seniors in assisted living instead.
Digital Photo Frame
Everyone loves to share pictures. Digital photo frames that let you share slideshows of your favorite images are a great way to show off many amazing photos in a small space, so they are an ideal present for a senior in an assisted living community. Do you want to make it easy for everyone to be able to add new images to the frame? Consider a frame like BSIMB’s 32GM 10.1 Inch Smart Digital Picture Frame. This clever frame lets family members, friends, or the recipient use an app to add photos to the frame.
Santa isn’t the only one with a soft spot for cookies. Many seniors enjoy them, and they like being able to offer these sweet treats to guests when they visit. Cookies By Design’s Mini Bites Cookie Box is a great choice. These boxes of 32 bite-size gourmet cookies come wrapped in parcels of eight cookies to help keep things fresh. Various flavors are available.
In the Broadway musical “Hamilton,” the lyrics ask a poignant question: “Who tells your story?” As so many Americans eagerly trace their roots to try and understand the past, it’s clear that there’s an urge to learn and understand family history. Today’s seniors hold invaluable pieces of that puzzle. With memory journals, older adults have a chance to record the family lore before it’s lost to time. A Lifetime of Memories is just one of many journals that prompt seniors to write down their personal history.
When small print makes your life a nightmare, a magnifier can be a dream come true. Magnifiers like this one from MagniPros are especially helpful because they cover the whole page, so you don’t have to waste time shifting it back and forth while you read. Plus, they come with bonus features like dimmable lighting and anti-glare reflectors that can further ease the strain on the eyes.
Falling is a major fear for many seniors, so footwear that provides both comfort and firm contact with the floor is always welcome. That makes slipper socks a great choice. TruTread Fuzzy Slipper Socks With Grippers are available for both men and women. Silky, soft, and found in a range of colors, they’re machine washable, so they’re easy to care for. The rubber treads on the bottom provide a secure grip on the floor, but they’re discrete enough that they aren’t felt through the sole of the sock.
When you want to video chat with a senior who lacks confidence in their tech skills, the Grandpad is the perfect Christmas gift. This user-friendly tablet is designed for seniors who have little or no experience with technology. Its proprietary operating system and accessibility features ensure that limited hearing, vision, or motor skills aren’t barriers. Instead, the tablet allows families to create private networks and video chat with their loved ones safely. This can reduce worries of fraud, phishing, and other online mischief.
Finding the ideal present for someone you care about is always worth it. Your loved one is sure to appreciate the time and thought that you put into it. At Kinship Pointe, we delight in supporting our residents and welcoming their family members and friends when they visit. To discover what makes our communities special, schedule a tour to see one for yourself.
Hoping to retire in Nebraska? Look no further than Kinship Pointe. We offer independent living and assisted living communities in four locations: Kearney Northridge, McCook, Seward, and Wayne. At Kinship Pointe, our delightful staff works every day to help residents pursue their passions and live life to the fullest. To learn for yourself what makes Kinship Pointe so special, schedule a tour or contact us online.