Gift Ideas for seniors living in Adult Family Homes:
By the time we reach our senior years, we have received many gifts. But over those years the needs of senior loved ones change. Seniors in assisted living or adult family homes don’t want to add more clutter to their lives. They may have need of things that you might not think of when choosing a gift this Valentine’s Day. Beyond the traditional candy and flowers, we have some ideas your loved one is sure to appreciate.
A custom photo album or scrapbook is a gift that will always be treasured. There are many websites that will help you create an album or you can print out the photos and make a scrapbook together with your loved one.
Adult coloring books are trendy now, and they make a perfect gift for a senior along with a set of colored pencils or pens. There are coloring books created especially for seniors, some with larger coloring areas, and many with themes will interest older adults.
Load family photos onto a digital photo frame for your senior. This makes it easy for them to view special pictures of the people in their lives. You can update the photos annually.
One of the best gifts you can give is your time. Your loved one will always appreciate a trip to a favorite place such as movie or concert, to the library or museum. Or just go out to a restaurant for a meal together.
Get an iPod and load it with their favorite music. You can choose the songs together if you’re not quite sure what they would like to listen to.
A salon gift certificate is something many senior women would enjoy. Even better, you can take her yourself and make an afternoon of it. Often, the best gift you can give your senior loved one is the gift of your time and attention. It will be time well spent.