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More Gifts for the Elderly
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11/21/2015

  • Elderly people feel the cold more, so a cozy lap blanket, afghan, bed jacket, or a Snuggie would be a good gift.
  • Offer to come by and decorate the Christmas tree.  Bring some goodies and Christmas music and make it a party.
  • A new board game and a promise to come by and play with them.  Be sure to follow through on the promise.
  • A fruit or flower/plant-of-the-month would give the person something to look forward to each month.
  • Or how about a promise to visit each month or week?  A very special gift my son, Jeff, gave to his grandma and to me was that he pledged to visit my mom, his grandma, once a month for a year.  (This involved a 4-hour round trip.)  Jeff would take his computer along and show her family pictures. She was so pleased.  He also asked her questions about her life.)  See:  Telling Life’s Stories

It is so true, that the greatest gift you can give an elderly person is to be consistent all year long with visits, phone calls and small thoughtful gestures.

It is so true, that the greatest gift you can give an elderly person is to be consistent all year long with visits, phone calls and small thoughtful gestures.

Those continuous gestures tell your special elder that he/she is loved and cherished all the time.

Learn more ideas by clicking here Carol Gioia.

Photo Credit: Sirah Quyyom

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