It’s often hard to find new ways to make your senior loved one feel special, especially if they are in a senior living facility. I suggest you try one or all of the ideas below to make your loved one feel special.
Three R Photo Collage– I recently was at a senior living facility and noticed collages on the outside of each resident’s door. The collage consisted of pictures from one of three categories: relationships, relatives, and responsibilities. Relationship pictures consisted of photos of their significant other or friends. Relative pictures consisted of photos of their family. Responsibility pictures consisted of photos from their past occupations. It was amazing how these photos told you a story about the individuals. This collage concept could be replicated for anyone with a senior loved one. If allowed by the facility, you could put a collage outside or inside their room. Simply put a cork-board on the wall and begin pinning photos to the board. Your senior loved will love the thought and effort behind this project.
Food Delivery –There are several services popping up across the country that will pick up takeout orders from restaurants and deliver it. Order Up is one of those services. All you have to do is see if they service your loved one’s city and are partnered with a restaurant they enjoy. Enter your billing and delivery information and your loved one’s favorite meal is on its way to them. Notify the senior facility the meal is coming and your loved will be pleasantly surprised by one of their favorite meals.
Subscription Gift Box– Many subscription care boxes have popped up over the past several years. There are specialty boxes for children, young adults, and even pets. However, there was not a gift box specifically created for senior loved ones. SeniorCareBox.com fixed this problem. Senior Care Box selects five or more products to include in their box. Examples include old-fashioned candy, home décor, skin-care products, holiday décor, and puzzles. Also, each box includes a post card size historic picture and a return post card with postage. They encourage your loved one to send them their memories relating to the picture to be shared on the SCB Community Blog and in the next month’s box. You can choose to sign up your loved one for a one, three, six, or twelve-month subscription. Each month your loved one can look forward to a box of goodies and know you are thinking of them.