Christmas is right around the corner. You have one more weekend to shop for your older loved one. Consider the following gifts as you’re out shopping to show him or her you really care.
Due to failing eyesight, many seniors enjoy audible books. You can purchase books on tape, CD, or purchase a subscription to Amazon’s Audible Books. Your loved one will then be able to enjoy any books he or she would like throughout the year.
TV Comedy Shows on DVD
While television channels such as TV Land play some of the older shows your loved one used to watch, they don’t show all of them. Consider looking online or at a store like Best Buy for DVDs of favorite comedy shows such as I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, etc. If you need ideas, strike up a conversation to ask about his or her favorite shows from the past.
For seniors who love photos, you can create photo books of your children or other family members. You can also give your loved one some photos and purchase scrapbooking materials for him or her to create one. It depends on whether or not your loved one enjoys crafts.
A Listening Ear
A wonderful Christmas gift is your time. Life gets busy, so it’s hard to find the time to sit and just listen. Make a point to take some time away from everyone and everything to just visit with your older loved one. You don’t have to go anywhere. You just have to sit, look into his or her eyes, and say, “What’s on your mind?” You’ll be amazed at how happy this will make him or her feel.
Help with Daily Activities
For seniors who struggle to care for themselves and family members who are too busy to help out, getting homecare services for your loved one is a great gift. Not only will he or she be able to have a social outlet, but he or she will be able to have the help needed to ensure safety and health.
Just as a homecare service helps seniors with their physical and mental health, personal consultants help older individuals with their well-being as well. A personal consultant can really listen to your loved one, provide encouragement, guidance and support. He can provide suggestions on how to improve life and help motivate your loved one to be active, social, and engage in activities to improve the quality of his or her life.
For more information on giving the gift of consulting to your loved one, contact me now. I’d be more than happy to go over how I help seniors feel better about their life, themselves and the world around them.
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