If you are looking for presents for friends and family members, holiday gifts for seniors could be on your list. Even when time is short and your schedule is busy, there are last minute gifts your loved one will appreciate and enjoy.
Many enjoy listening to audible books. They can be an ideal gift for a person who is traveling a lot or is unable to read as much or as often due to eyesight fatigue. Ideal holiday gifts for seniors could include books on CD or tape, if they have a player at home. Another convenient option is to purchase an online subscription service.
Past TV Shows
If there is a senior in your life who misses a past television program, consider giving them a DVD set. Comedy show sets can bring hours of laughter. There may even be a show the two of you enjoyed together in the past or a particular comedic team you have regularly talked about. Then, the gift will feel personal as well.
Photos are a wonderful way to share family memories. Creating photo books of your children or other family members is a way to share images you have collected on your phone or camera. If your loved one enjoys crafts, you can also give them supplies to create their own. With photos and scrapbooking materials, they can create their own book of memories.
A Listening Ear
A wonderful holiday gift is the gift of 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 with them and ask, “What’s on your mind?”. Their response may be surprising. And you may be amazed at how happy they will be to share their thoughts and feelings.
Help with Daily Activities
Household chores can be exhausting and overwhelming at every age. For seniors, they may not have the energy to keep their home clean and care for themselves. Homecare services and meal kits can be great holiday gifts for seniors.
Just as a homecare service helps seniors with their physical and mental health, personal consultants help older individuals with their well-being. A personal consultant can really listen to your loved one, provide encouragement, guidance and support. They can also 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, reach out today. Seniors can feel better about their life, themselves and the world around them. Well-being can be improved at every age.
Kendall Van Blarcom is a senior helping seniors. Contact Van Blarcom Consulting today for help with your personal problems. Or, reach out to provide support for an older adult in your life.