Four great ideas for senior gift giving in 2020!

Senior Scene Magazine

What do you get for a senior who seems to have everything?

Trying to find that perfect gift can be difficult.  Especially when the gift is for a senior who has everything they need.  Another bottle of perfume?  Slippers?  What can they truly use?  We’ve all been there.   Here are suggestions that we have personally tried or have been given to us from our seniors or their families.

Gift Ideas

  1. Gift Certificate for Their Own “Outside Day” Example: All those projects that had been put off? Make a date for the family to come and spend the day.  Weeding, repairing, or painting a few things, planting some flowers.  Order lunch or dinner afterwards and eat on the porch.  The gift of your time is an awesome thing, even if it is distanced.
  2. Gift Certificates for their favorite takeout restaurants. Some seniors are great at online ordering, others not so much.  Take the time to research who in the area they would like, make sure they deliver, and print out a menu to give with the gift card.
  3. Dementia related gifts that are good for everyone: Induction Cooktops – Works by induction so only produces heat when the pan is on it and automatically turns itself off after 2 hours. Day Clocks – Displays the day, date, time, time of day, and has five alarm options for medication reminders.  Red dinnerware – allows those with dementia to differentiate what is on their plate and encourages appetite.  Automated medication boxes – the door opens, and an alarm goes off, reminding the person to take that dose, and only that dose.  The Electronic Caregiver – a safety alert that can also give medication and activity reminders as well as track important health statistics.
  4. Consider a gift of independence. Here at Seniors Helping Seniors we offer gift certificates for our services.  It is a good way to introduce in-home help to a senior who may be “on the fence.”  We also have a Holiday Helper special that sends a senior in to help with the preparations and the potential loneliness of the holidays.  They can help write cards to family, decorate, or make cookies.  Whatever would bring joy during this isolated time.  Our seniors wear masks, wash hands, and carry hand sanitizer.  To date, our clients and caregivers have remained Covid-19 free!  Please give us a call, 321-722-2999
This article was featured in the Helping Seniors of Brevard County December Newsletter, nestled in the middle of Senior Scene Magazine!

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