5 Meaningful Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Senior Loved OneDecember 13, 2017 | Canyon Creek
The holiday season has arrived! While this is a time of joy and giving, it can also be a time of loneliness for those who live away from loved ones. We've put together a list of our favorite holiday gifts for seniors to make them feel extra special. Continue reading to find inspiration for your own giving!
Memory boxes are priceless gifts that any senior is sure to adore. This gift can be especially beneficial for those in Memory Care, as the contents can help engage the senses and stir up happy memories. A memory box could include any of the following items:
- Family photos
- Favorite music
- Newspaper cutouts
- Favorite jewelry or fabrics
- Vacation souvenirs
- Family recipes
This simple yet meaningful gift is sure to bring a smile to your senior's face. Family photos are an excellent addition to senior apartments. They offer a way for seniors to keep distant loved ones close and give them something to show to visitors! If you have an abundance of family photos, a full photo album can also be a beloved keepsake.
A Memorable Outing
Arrange a day with your senior loved one to do something he or she loves. Maybe it's a favorite restaurant or seeing sights in the city. Whatever you decide to do your senior is sure to love any time spent with you.
Some seniors have a hard time getting around and might prefer staying at their senior living community. If that's the case, bring the outside to them! Work with the senior care staff to arrange a special day just for your loved one. At Canyon Creek, we call these unique activities WOW! Moments! The gift of your time will mean more to your senior than any material item.
"Remember, it's the thought that counts." Handmade items will always be at the top of our list for the most meaningful gifts to give seniors. If you knit, make gloves or a scarf for your senior to stay cozy through the winter. Other gifts could include homemade treats or arts and crafts. More than the gift itself, the love behind these items is sure to warm your senior's heart long after the holidays.
Here at Canyon Creek, we help our residents feel extra special with lifestyle options and activities tailored to their individual preferences and needs. Visit us near Salt Lake City in Cottonwood Heights, UT, to discover life at Canyon Creek, and contact us to learn more about our compassionate senior living community.
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