RICHMOND, TX (December 2015) -What do you give that person whose already spent a lifetime being naughty and nice? While it may seem they have everything they need, in fact there are some simple, and not expensive ideas that will make your gift especially pleasing this holiday season. Clayton Oaks Living, a local senior living community, has plenty of ideas for that senior on your list.
"What we know is that the key to giving gifts to seniors is to remember who they are at this moment in time. Think about what their needs and capabilities are now. And while it's easy to think of the practical gifts, remember those that are thoughtful as well," said Chessa Rapp for Clayton Oaks.
10 Holiday gift ideas for seniors
Warming up- Many seniors are challenged to stay warm. A new blanket, sweater, slippers or cozy robe fits this wish.
Bucket List- Ask them what's on their bucket list and see if you can help them make a wish or two come true.
Fitness Gear- Many seniors are engaged in staying fit. Give them easy-to-use exercise items like hand exercise balls, low impact exercise machines and resistance bands.
Games-You are never to old to enjoy a good game of Scrabble or Monopoly, and of course there are always puzzles.
iPads, E-readers and Tablets- These tech gadgets are getting more popular than every with seniors. They are not as complicated as computers, easy to use, are quick to enlarge print size and travel easily.
Music with New Technology- Load up an iPod with songs from the era of their youth- and then show them how to use it. You will see a big smile on their face.
A Photo Album or Scrapbook- Take the time to go through family photos and create an album as a gift. Also frame a great family photo from the present, or past.
Check out the Scenery- Many seniors don't drive anymore, but have the desire to get out. Here is a great gift to give with little to no cost. Offer to take them for a drive.
Hobby and Food Baskets- Sounds simple and it can be. Fill a basket with many of their favorite things- this way you are giving a big gift, with many little items. Some fun themes include:
Time Well Spent- A visit, a phone call, a card, the most valuable gift of all is the gift of your time.
For more information on senior living options contact Chessa Rapp, community marketing director at Clayton Oaks 281-341-6200.
About Clayton Oaks Living
Clayton Oaks Living will provide the finest in assisted living and memory care options for residents. Located in Richmond, Texas the expert trained staff will assist residents with the highest standards of senior care services. It is operated by Integral Senior Living, which manages independent, assisted living and memory care properties. ISL is founded on a care philosophy that fosters dignity and respect for residents and promotes their independence and individuality. For more information call 281-341-6200 or visit www.claytonoaksliving.com.
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Community Marketing Director, Clayton Oaks Living