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On August 19th, 1988 Ronald Reagan made a proclamation; a speech that declared August 21st to be known as National Senior Citizen’s Day in the United States. Reagan asked the nation to take this day to cherish and honor our elders by ensuring a safe community for them to live in and “to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.” See? You’re never too old to party! On this day we suggest spending time with your eldest loved ones, volunteering at your local Senior Citizens Center, or a simple “Hello” and “Thank You” to a senior in your community will not go unappreciated. And rightfully so, for every holiday there must be presents! If you’re looking for a little something to show your appreciation, here are some warm-hearted and thoughtful gifts for the elders in your life.
This bookmark, coming straight from the Museum of Modern Art in New York, was created with the innovative designs of Frank Lloyd Wright in mind. This elegant bookmark makes a luxurious gift for the elder who appreciates design and architecture.
With technology on the rise every day it’s important to keep our elders informed and aware of all the new technological advances in our world. Senior citizens are at a high-rate for becoming victims of “Common Fraud” which include crimes such as: telemarketing frauds, health care/health insurance frauds, the Nigerian letter or 419 fraud, and Identity theft.
Since 2006 all passports, as well as drivers licenses and debit/credit cards, have RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chips that emit personal information at all times. A person with an RFID scanner could easily obtain the personal data on your card or passport by simply passing by you and swiping their scanner near you. Scary, right? This Travelon RFID blocking case keeps your cards and passport safe by blocking out all RFID scanners and potential thieves when out on vacation or simply running errands.
Perfect for the traveling or mobile-homed senior this clock serves as a friendly reminder of exactly what day it is. If you have a senior in your life that is often forgetful they will appreciate this Classic Day Clock. Now your elders can’t forget about their doctor appointments, lunch dates, or that grandson’s birthday that lands on a Wednesday…
Give the gift of sovereignty with this 2-in-1 walking cane and seat. This walking cane conveniently folds out into a seat for ultimate comfort. The perfect solution for those traveling alone or who struggle with walking long distances. Knowing that you can go out independently without having to worry about rest stops will give your elder peace of mind.
After a day of hard work and having to deal with pesky young people all day, there is nothing better than sitting back and enjoying a relaxing massage. Give your eldest the greatest gift of all, the gift of feeling healthy and feeling good. This relaxing massager will swing your lower body from left to right to improve circulation and mobility in the legs, feet and overall, make you feel good all over.
The smooth colored sand crystals inside these glass frames create beautiful cascading visuals every time they are flipped over. Perfect for anyone who enjoys some artistic eye candy, or craves some inspiration for their home or office desk.
A book weight that will remember what page and exact line you read last? It sounds too good to be true, but feast your eyes avid reader! This book weight is heavy enough to keep open any dictionary, phone book or encyclopedia. It also makes an excellent tool for cookbooks, taking notes, or studying. Perfect for big books that never seem to stay open, just slap that book open silly and show them who’s boss.
We are all familiar with that one weird uncle or grandpa that gets a kick out of some good ol’ tomfoolery. For the prankster senior get them a mouthful of these denture shaped ice cubes for ultimate smiles and laughter.
It’s the little old lady from Pasadena! A sweet gift for a grandmother and granddaughter to share together or simply for a good chuckle, these racing grannies are bound to bring a laughter. Race these grannies to the finish line and don’t forget to yell “Go, Granny Go!”
Now go out and spread your love and joy to the senior citizens in your life. They may pinch your cheeks and lick their thumbs to clean that stain of your face when you do, but it’s a risk we’re willing to take. Give them a great big hug and your devoted attention for they truly deserve more than just one day out of the year.