As Care Managers we are often asked about gift ideas for seniors. Here is a list of suggestions for gifts any time of the year.
A gift certificate for their favorite grocery store or restaurant
An assortment of greeting cards for birthdays and anniversaries, as well as get-well and sympathy cards and add the postage stamp to each one
A "certificate" for house cleaning, laundry, or anything that you could do to help the senior make some minor repairs. Even changing a light bulb can be a dangerous task!
A “certificate” to drive them to church, shopping, or a doctor’s appointment
A gift to Seniors with limited income, put some cash in a card and suggest that they buy something that they would like
A subscription for their favorite magazine or the daily newspaper.
A gift basket of healthy items; fresh fruit, cans of tuna or chicken, hearty soups, instant coffee or assortment of teas.
A large-print calendars with family birthdays, anniversaries marked and personalized with family photographs
A large-print address books with all of the information transferred from their old address book
A special gift of restoring old treasured photos and placing them into a new album, with names and dates before they are forgotten
You may hear "Please don't give me anything," that usually means, "I have more things than I need." The most precious gift you can give is of your time!