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The Best Gifts for Senior Citizens

Christmas is almost here. As you make your list and check it twice, don’t forget the senior in your life! Here are a few gifts that are perfect for senior citizens:

1. Amazon Echo Dot Smart Speaker with “Alexa” (5th Gen)

Amazon Echo devices are fun for the whole family, but can be especially useful for senior citizens or those suffering with chronic health conditions. For example, the “Alexa” feature allows an individual to use their voice to ask questions or commands and receive a response instantly, where they would otherwise rely on a friend or family member. This may be helpful for a visually impaired person, who would like to know the time or the weather. The device can also be connected with other smart home devices to complete actions, such as turning a light on or off.

2. Heated Blanket

As the temperature continues to drop, it’s nice to have a blanket to keep warm while indoors. A heated blanket is perfect for seniors because not only are they warm, but many are equip with various temperature settings and an auto shut off safety feature. Heated blankets may also help soothe various aches and pains.

3. Meal subscription service

A meal subscription service may be ideal for your loved ones for various reasons. In some cases, minimal prep is required so it allows prevents your senior from standing in the kitchen for long hours. There are also many healthy options available in the event that healthy options may not be easily accessible.

4. Time

Purchasing gifts is always nice; however, the best gift of all, is the gift of time. If you can do so safely, visit your loved one or try a video call for those who are tech savvy.

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