Doesn’t it feel wonderful to find that perfect gift, one that will likely make your loved one’s face brighten with joy? For the older adults we love, it’s perhaps even more gratifying, considering that it can be challenging to come up with new and creative ideas. Senior loved ones have many years of acquired treasures, and let’s face it: there’s only so much satisfaction to be experienced in getting a pair of socks or another tie.
This holiday season, why not think outside the box? The team at Absolute Companion Care, experts in senior care Towson, MD families trust, have put together the following winter holiday gift ideas for senior loved ones to help ignite some brand-new ideas that are sure to improve the day for the older adults you adore!
- Personalize a treasure. Turn beloved photographs into useful items which seniors will enjoy all year long, such as photo blankets, puzzles, calendars, and many other options. A hardbound photo book can be helpful for individuals with Alzheimer’s. Incorporate images of family members with names to help the senior remember who’s who, or make a book with photographs from his or her childhood for a beautiful way to reminisce.
- Make a game plan. Put together a container of classic games, incorporating large-print playing cards and any other family favorites. Coordinate ahead of time with local friends and relatives to designate a weekly or monthly game night which will, of course, also work with the senior loved one’s schedule. Insert a calendar in the basket with dates and times highlighted, and then enjoy a year of fun get-togethers!
- Go high tech. Technology is improving on a daily basis, it seems, with plenty of gadgets intended for enhancing life for older adults. Choose from senior-friendly computers, tablets, and smartphones, a smart speaker to provide news and entertainment, or a safety-enhancing medical alert system. Make sure to plan for enough time to help your senior loved one figure out how to work the new tech tool too!
- Give an experience. Many times, the gift most prized by cherished older adults is the gift of enjoying a personal experience with close friends and family. A gift card to a nearby spa for group manicures, hair styling, and a massage is a great way to create new memories together; or keep it simple and choose a gift card to the older adult’s favorite restaurant. For a more cost-conscious idea, create a personalized booklet of coupons, redeemable when the older adult chooses for services such as mowing the grass, housecleaning, cooking, etc.
At Absolute Companion Care, nothing makes us happier than seeing joy in the seniors we serve! Call us at 410-357-9640 any time for additional holiday gift ideas, including the gift of specialized in-home care from our highly trained, experienced, and compassionate care team in Towson and the surrounding communities.