The holiday season is fast approaching. At present, the holiday shopping season is at a fever pitch. Canadian retailers are currently experiencing their busiest time of the year, even in spite of COVID-19. For many shoppers, finding gifts for their loved ones is easy. They know exactly what they like and what they need. However, when it comes to the seniors in their families, holiday gift-shopping isn’t so easy.
Are you having some troubling figuring out what to get for your elderly mom or dad? Here are three perfect holiday gifts for seniors:
1. Adult colouring books.
Colouring books aren’t just for children anymore. In fact, there are many that are designed for older adults. They offer seniors the ability to engage in a new hobby. It also helps older adults to flex their mental muscles, so to speak. As Montreal’s Complete Care Coordination points out, adult colouring books are often used as a part of art therapy that benefits seniors with dementia.
“In recent years, many older adults have started using these as a form of stress-relief,” adds their website, “Oftentimes, seniors find coloring to be a relaxing activity. For those with dementia or arthritis, consider a coloring book with large, simple designs, along with a few crayons.”
2. Grocery delivery services.
The pandemic has been hard on us all. Unquestionably, seniors have had the toughest time contending with the potentially deadly virus. Older adults are among the most susceptible to the health effects of COVID-19. As a result, the pandemic has made it a lot harder for them to go out in public. Groceries are obviously necessities. Therefore, a grocery delivery service subscription just might literally be a life-saving holiday gift.
“Let your loved one skip having to go to the grocery store and sign them up with their local market for weekly or biweekly delivery of the essentials,” encourages San Francisco’s Home Care Assistance, “There are several different services, ranging from organic to budget to large corporate services.”
3. A family photo album.
Few gifts can top a trip down memory lane. Quite often, the best gifts aren’t the ones that are purchased directly from stores. They are the ones that are hand-crafted by loved ones who wish to add sentimental touches to their gift-giving gestures. A family photo album requires such effort. Compile beautiful photos of your family and place them in a new photo album. It will give your mom and/or dad the joy of many wonderful memories.
“This is a gift idea that has been around forever, but is always appreciated,” notes Complete Care Coordination, “Get some photos developed and find a nicely designed photo album to put them in, so your elderly loved one can flip through the pages and take a trip down memory lane any time. This is also a good gift idea for seniors with dementia, who may find comfort in looking at the images.”
At LifeCare Mobility Solutions, we proudly offer a wide variety of mobility solutions. They have a history of being offered as holiday gifts to seniors. To learn more about them, please don’t hesitate to call us at 416-267-9800 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact us by filling out the form on our Contact page!