It can be difficult to figure out what to purchase for your older parents for their birthdays and the holidays, especially when they are financially able to buy whatever comes to mind, or if they continually insist they don’t want anything. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect holiday, birthday, or just-because present, here are a few gift ideas for older parents to make the process easier:
With fall officially underway, it is time to start looking forward to the wonderful activities and events the holiday season has to offer, from strolls through autumn foliage and fall festivals to Halloween and Thanksgiving. Not to mention, the fun activities you could do in Federal Way this winter.
For many people, the hardest part about moving is figuring out what to take with them and what to leave behind. If you’ve been living in one home for many years, you know how easy it is for things to accumulate, from mementos and holiday decorations to wall ornaments and other knickknacks.
There is a saying in dementia care that if you know one person with Alzheimer’s disease, you know one person with Alzheimer’s disease. In a sense, the same thing can be said of assisted living facilities. Every establishment bears similarities to the others, but simultaneously, each can be very different. At Village Green Retirement Campus, we work hard to be exceptional.
It can be hard to muster much enthusiasm for cooking when you’re making meals for one. Why go to the trouble and expense of a three-course meal when a can of soup will do? It’s 6 p.m. and nothing sounds good, so you might as well settle for a cheese sandwich and a cookie – the same thing you had the night before.
Independent living communities are generally centered around the same premise: Offering comfortable housing where older adults can live near their peers, as well as have access to a variety of services and amenities that enhance their quality of life for years to come.
One of the main reasons seniors consider moving to a retirement community rather than living alone at home as they age is for the social and emotional benefits that come from the supportive environment and close proximity to peers, caregivers, and staff members.
Never in my entire career have I or my team felt this amount of compelling need to keep residents, families, and employees safe. We all know that working with seniors is a calling. We hire our team members not only for a specific skill set but for a heart to serve and a passion to maintain our residents’ wellness.