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Christmas Gifts Ideas for Convalescent Home Residents?

I'm doing a Christmas show for a local convalescent home. I'm looking at having small presents for the 50 - 75 residents of the convalescent home. Any suggestions?

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By Bobby V.

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September 29, 20110 found this helpful

Lotion, lap robe, slippers, comfy socks, fruit,ask first if you can give this. Some people would like regular or sugar-free candy, plants, calendars, flowers, lip balm. That's very thoughtful of you.

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September 29, 20110 found this helpful

Nice bar soaps, bar soap containers, good shampoos, body wash (men, too), deodorant, socks, soft tissues, easy to grow house plants, back-scratchers, large print books.

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October 1, 20110 found this helpful

Avoid food such as cookies since often many residents are on special diets. People with dementia often like stuffed animals, fleece laprobes/throws are inexpensive and appreciated, toiletries and lip gloss for the ladies. We hava local agency here that gets gift requests from seniors and hangs them on a tree for community members to get/give.

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Ask the facility activities director for her suggestions. Many seniors enjoy little childrenss visits, perhaps a school might send a choir or a class to sing/visit. Bless you for reaching out to a deserving group that is often neglected.

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