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Holiday Gift Giving Tips for an Older Loved One

When we're considering gifts for our older loved ones for the holidays, being creative in our choices can help us select a gift with special meaning and value to them. Many older adults have accumulated years' worth of personal possessions, so we don't want to add to the clutter. With a little imagination, we can instead come up with the perfect gift to fit their needs, whether they could use assistance around the house or new ways to stay active.

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12/13/2019

Holiday Blues and Older Adults

The carols tell us that winter “Tis the season to be jolly,” but this can often be easier said than done. Many people get the holiday blues, and older adults are no exception, especially if they have recently received difficult news or are struggling with their health. The holiday season can often trigger memories of loved ones who have passed away as well. When a loved one is feeling blue, it is more important than ever for us to rally around them, help to contribute a positive atmosphere and find ways for them to create fresh and happy memories.

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By Julie Hayes | 12/13/2019

Winberry, M. (2019, October 15). When You Become a Caregiver: Taking on a New Role. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/advice-for-caregivers/when-you-become-a-caregiver-taking-on-a-new-role

Bibbo, J. (2019, October 15). 5 Ways to Combat Illegal Robocalls. Retireved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/advice-for-caregivers/5-ways-to-combat-illegal-robocalls

Cardellini, J. (2019, September 12). 3 Ways to Enjoy Early Fall with Your Loved One. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/3-fun-ways-to-enjoy-early-fall-with-your-loved-one