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8 Great Holiday Gifts for Seniors

8 Great Holiday Gifts for SeniorsWhat gift do you get for a senior who has lived a long and full life? Cute coffee mugs? Pencils that glow in the dark? Probably not. Seniors tend to want practical and thoughtful gifts that will make their lives easier. Here are a few suggestions.

1. A lightweight, folding, single-step stool

A simple way to give independent seniors a leg up on items that are just out of reach. Speaking of hard to reach…

2. A grab-and-reach tool

A safe, easy way for seniors to latch onto hard-to-reach items. And speaking of latching on…

3. Gripper socks

The non-skid bottoms help assure a firm footing to prevent slips and falls. Nowadays, these socks come in a variety of fashionable designs and colors. Speaking of colors…

4. Large-print coloring books

A study found that seniors who engage in creative activities have better overall health than those who don’t. Choose senior-friendly, easy-to-see coloring books. Speaking of easy to see…

5. Oversize calculator and big-button phones

Both have large numbers to make them easy to read and use. Speaking of easy to use…

6. Gift cards

Purchase them at your loved ones’ favorite stores—and let them choose their own gift. What a treat! And speaking of treats…

7. Homemade goodies

Whether it’s mandelbrot or babka, rugelach or macaroons, just knowing that it’s made with love makes it more delicious. And speaking of love…

8. The very best gift

Finally, there’s one more gift for the seniors in your life—and the most important one of all: show them your love by spending time with them and giving them your attention. That’s the gift your loved ones will love most of all.

Posted by: Los Angeles Jewish Home  |  Dec 13, 2017
Posted in: For the Spirit, Around the Home
Tags: healthy living, senior health, For the Body, geriatric care, holidays, Around the Home
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