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Gift Ideas For Active Seniors

Dec 5, 2019 | Senior Living

We’re decking the halls of our community with fun, festive holiday cheer! This time of year brings an opportunity to think carefully about how we can enhance the lives of those we love with a very special present. We’ve put together a list of ideas to help you shop for your the seniors in your life! Shop local if you can. If any of these items aren’t available near you, we’ve included links for online shopping.

Active Minds 

For those who love to keep their minds busy, the Story of My Life workbook is an incredible way to share the gift of their legacy with family and friends. The workbook has sections for each phase of life and includes:

  • Fill-in pages with thought-provoking prompts to capture key moments that define your life
  • Advice and exercises to reconstruct memories from long ago
  • Interactive pages for family and friends to share their own stories
  • Special forms for spotlighting important people, places and times

You can get the Story of My Life workbook on Amazon

Keeping your mind sharp is just as important as taking care of your physical health. Many of our residents at Avila love to play games and puzzles. The Brain Games book is an excellent way to boost creative thinking, reasoning and more. 

You can get the Brain Games book on Amazon 

Active Bodies

Spending time in nature is proven to benefit our health, and being active is the icing on top of the cake! For those who have limited mobility, this Kneeler & Seat set is stable, sturdy, and a great assistant in the garden. When you need a break, it switches from a kneeler to a padded bench.

You can get the Deep Seat & Garden Kneeler from the Garden Supply Company

Another great way to enjoy more time outdoors is lawn games, and there are so many to choose from! This personalized Croquet Set is a fun and easy way to get moving and spend time socializing—both of which are great for active seniors!

You can get the Maine Coast Croquet Boat & Tote from LL Bean

Active Travelers

For those who are passionate about new places and experiences, there is so much to do here is the US! Give the active traveler in your life the gift of places to go and things to do with the book 50 States, 5,000 Ideas. This book is written by the travel experts at National Geographic, and is packed to the brim with incredible journeys for people of every age!

You can get the 50 States, 5,000 Ideas book from Amazon

Active Artists

This gift idea is great for active seniors who love to explore their artistic side. This Deluxe Table Easel can go just about anywhere! We love that it also has a place to store your art supplies. Set it on any level surface and let your imagination run wild. It’s always fun to see what our residents are busy creating!

You can get the Deluxe Table Easel from Michaels

Fashion and fun come together in this very cool Art Deco Fashions Coloring Book. Anyone can have a great time re-imagining these designs from one of America’s most stunning eras. The drawings are inspired by the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s! Coloring books are a relaxing way to flex your imagination!

You can get the Art Deco Fashions Coloring Book on Amazon

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