If you’re shopping for a beloved senior in your life, look for a present that can make daily life easier, healthier and more enjoyable. Here’s a guide to gifts for seniors that encourage both healthy living and fun times.
A Medical Alert System.
Prioritize a system that has a smartphone app that allows remote caregivers to access real-time information about their loved ones.
Consider back massage chair cushions, which are available with a variety of health-promoting features and muscle benefits.
Pickleball is quickly becoming a favorite sport among seniors, because it has simple rules, is easier on the joints and requires little equipment
A Book Club for Two.
Gift your favorite senior a book that you can read at the same time or watch the same movie, even if you’re unable to physically be together.
If arthritis in the hands is holding a senior back from enjoying daily activities, a pair of arthritis gloves could be a helpful gift.
A Raised Gardening Box.
A raised gardening box brings flower and vegetable growing to waist height so seniors don’t have to bend over to tend to their plants.
A portable pedal exerciser is a versatile and inexpensive piece of exercise equipment. It can be used on the floor to exercise legs and on a table to exercise arms.
New Bathing Equipment.
A shower head adds the flexibility to shower while seated, which boosts safety and convenience. You could also opt for a foot bath. With age, it can become harder to reach one’s feet.