An Occupational Therapist’s List of 12 Gifts for Seniors from Everydayhealth.com

Republished from everydayhealth.com Dec 10, 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… but it can be a bit overwhelming if you are juggling life and health and home and trying to come up with the perfect gift ideas for your elderly loved ones.

As an occupational therapist who specializes in therapy for seniors in their homes, I have a firsthand perspective on their needs. Here is my 2014 gift guide!

1. A Walking Toolkit. It’s never too late to get in shape. Walking is one of the greatest ways to prevent disease and maintain health, endurance, and wellbeing. Consider creating a gift basket with a pedometer, water bottle, and gift certificate for new sneakers. I recently got a Fitbit and am obsessed with it. It really motivates me to get out and try for 10,000 steps per day. click here to read the rest of the article …

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