Memory Boxes and Other Heartwarming Gift Ideas for SeniorsDecember 17, 2018
Ah, the holiday season! It's a time for friends, family, and giving. It's also a time for some added stress and, for many, the winter blues. How can you make sure your senior loved one feels extra special this holiday season? Read on for all the details!
A Visit or Special Outing
One of the best gifts for your loved one? Your time. Even if you can't arrange a visit over the holidays, make it a point to arrange a day to spend with your loved one. If they live in one of the Blue Harbor Senior Living communities, you can chat with our True Blue team to arrange a time to visit and join in on some of our amazing community activities! Or, you can plan a special outing for just the two of you; any way to spend quality time with your loved one is sure to bring joy!
As the old adage goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words." Everyone loves having pictures of their families in their rooms. Not only does it remind them of what matters to them most, but it also gives them something to brag about when they have visitors! Nothing makes them more proud than showing off their beautiful friends and family. So, if you're looking for a great gift for your senior loved one, consider framing a great family photo. Or you can create a digital slideshow and have that framed, too!
Memory boxes are a very comforting and soothing gift for your senior loved one. If your senior is ever feeling blue, they can open up their memory box and it will trigger happy memories. This can be especially healing for seniors with memory disorders, as it can help stir old memories and reengage their senses. Alzheimers.net offers great tips for how to make a memory box for seniors. Some ideas of things to include are:
- Newspaper clippings
- Favorite fabrics
- Favorite jewelry
- Vacation souvenirs
- Favorite recipes
Handmade gifts are a wonderful way to show your loved ones how much you care. If you knit, consider making a scarf or a pair of gloves for your senior to enjoy. Other alternatives include things like handmade artwork or homemade treats. Anything with a personal and giving touch will warm your senior's heart and make them feel extra special over the holidays.
Considering a move in 2019? We have a variety of different move-in specials running across our diverse senior living communities. Reach out to us to schedule a time to talk! On behalf of everyone here at Blue Harbor Senior Living: Happy Holidays! We hope you enjoy. Until next time!
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