Shopping for seniors can be a challenge! We’ve compiled a list of eight great Hanukkah gifts for Bubbe, Zayde, and all of the seniors on your list. These thoughtful gifts are fun, promote safety, wellness, and family, and fit any budget.
- Large Print Cards and Games
- Photo Gifts
- Grandparent Talk
- Fitness Tracker
- TV Amplifier Headphones
- Tablet / iPad
- Cell Phone or Smartphone
- iPod Loaded with Music
Games and puzzles provide entertainment and keep seniors sharp. Large print versions of playing cards and New York Times Crossword puzzlesmake fun, inexpensive gifts.
Find new ways for grandparents to show off the family! Look to online sources like Shutterfly or Snapfish for creative photo gifts such as decorative trays and calendars featuring your family’s images.
Connect grandparents and kids with “Grandparent Talk,” a set of conversation cards that get people talking across the generations. Kids pick a question to ask grandparents, sparking conversation and family stories.
A fitness tracker shows seniors how many steps they’ve taken and even measures heart rate. Choose a bracelet style tracker with a display for easiest use.
Help your senior enjoy their favorite TV programs with TV amplifier headphones.
A tablet or iPad gives seniors the opportunity to video chat with family who are far away, text, browse the Internet, read the news, and play games. Those who haven’t used a tablet before will need help getting started, but many catch on quickly to the intuitive design of modern tablets.
An easy to use mobile phone can help seniors connect and stay safe. Many companies offer low-cost phones and plans just for seniors. Some companies even offer added safety features. For example, Great Call offers services that allow caregivers to check on their loved one’s location, check whether their phone is fully charged, and receive a notification if their loved one makes an emergency call.
An iPod loaded with special favorites provides entertainment any time. Often, iPods can be plugged into older stereo systems through an auxiliary port.
FountainView at College Road is a glatt kosher senior living community in Rockland County NY.