Living, the Upside of Aging
By Mackenzie Biehl of HappilyHarper.com
Holiday gift-giving can be quite a challenge, but it’s often even more difficult when you’re looking for the best gifts for seniors. Whether you’re in search of the ideal gift for an aging parent, grandparent, friend in a nursing home, assisted living or another loved one, it’s challenging to buy something for someone that insists they don’t need anything or appears to have everything they need.
Growing up close to my grandparents and working in an assisted living and memory care community, I’ve learned a lot about seniors and their needs. I’ve also come to realize what special items are appreciated and well-loved. I’ve compiled a list of the 20 best gifts for seniors.
It’s approaching the winter and your loved one will be cold. Seniors have a tendency to get cold because of loss of elasticity of the blood vessels and the thinning of fat beneath the skin. They can also be cold because of poor blood circulation, anemia, diabetes, high cholesterol, side effects of certain medications to name a few.