Holiday gifts for a special senior in your life!

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The holiday season will be very different this year but that doesn’t mean that it should be any less special.

With the global pandemic causing many seniors to be isolated from their family and friends, this holiday will be the perfect time to show the senior in your life how much they mean to you.

We have compiled a list of meaningful and useful gifts that will be perfect to give to the special senior in your life.

Streaming services

A streaming service subscription is the perfect gift for the cinephile in your life. If your loved one doesn’t already have a streaming service, you can give a year-long subscription as a holiday gift. From Netflix to Amazon Prime to Criterion Channel, your relative will be entertained for hours watching television shows, movies, foreign films or documentaries.

iRobot Roomba

Staying tidy need not be a difficult chore. Anyone with mobility issues, arthritis or sore muscles will appreciate receiving the iRobot Roomba. The iRobot uses sensors to navigate around the home using a 3-stage cleaning system that agitates, brushes and suctions floors. The iRobot can be scheduled up to 7x per week or will start cleaning simply by pressing CLEAN on the robot. The robot docks, recharges and will adjust to clean all types of floors such as carpet, tile, hardwood and laminate.

Meal preparation kits

With restaurants being closed for dine in throughout Ontario, meal preparation kits are a great way to ensure that your senior is getting a varied culinary experience. Hello Fresh, Chef's Plate and Good Food are some of the companies that offer pre-chopped meats and vegetables with easy to follow recipes to make healthy meals at home.

Grocery delivery system

Consider gifting your loved one a food delivery service so that they can avoid crowded spaces like grocery stores. There are many options on the market that will deliver groceries straight to your loved one’s door.

The great thing about having groceries delivered is that the senior in your life can remain independent while you have peace of mind knowing they are receiving the groceries and meals they need. Read more about the pros and cons of food delivery systems here.

Companionship services

Quarantine can be difficult on seniors as social isolation can take a toll on your loved one. Fortunately there are services available that specialize in senior companion care.

Give the gift of a companion who will come into the home to keep your relative company through social activities and personal care. Services include drop-in companionship, live-in or overnight assistance, house cleaning, grocery shopping, personal and homemaking as well as driving services.

What’s unique is that these services are all provided by mature caregivers who understand the aging process. Visit seniorsforseniors.ca to learn more about the range of services that can enrich the lives of seniors who live on their own. You can also purchase an e-gift card online or learn more by calling Seniors for Seniors at 1-844-339-8638.

Medical foot care services

Unlike a day at the spa, medical foot care services are health care related. People can develop serious foot problems as they age, which puts their health, independence and well-being at risk. Foot care nurses are specially trained to provide foot care treatment, education and support to the elderly and those with special diabetic foot care needs.

Purchase foot care gift certificates for your loved ones by calling 1-866-944-6378.

Seniors for Seniors and foot care gift certificates

Here is how our gift certificates work:

  1. Visit our ONLINE STORE to purchase a gift certificate
  2. Select a gift card design
  3. Select a gift card amount or enter a custom amount. The minimum gift card amount is $50
  4. If you are purchasing a gift card for foot care, enter the custom amount of $62.30. Foot care services are only available in Toronto, Peel, York and Hamilton region at this time.
  5. Enter the name of the recipient and email address if you want to send the e-gift card directly to their email. You can also enter your own email so you can print a copy of the e-gift card and hand it to them physically
  6. Enter your name and email for the receipt and confirmation
  7. Add a personal message to the e-gift card
  8. Click continue and enter your credit card details via the secure site