Senior Living Gifts to Make Life Even Easier

Apr 16, 2024

Finding just the right gift for someone can be a challenge! What would make life easier for your senior friends and loved ones who are already living their best lives in retirement at The Admiral at the Lake? Of course, you’ll want to make sure their gear is just as “up for anything” as they are. Luckily, we’ve got a list of items with broad appeal that are destined to delight and not end up in the re-gift pile.

Gifts for coffee lovers (and others)

Yes, they really have thought of everything—whoever “they” are. The Ember Mug2 is a coffee mug that keeps your coffee hot while you drink it. It lets the user set the exact temperature he or she prefers. There is even a travel model for those who are on-the-go. If tech gadgets are not quite their style, the Contigo Autoseal Transit Mug for hot beverages might be the right choice. And there’s the Hydro Flask 22-ounce Tumbler for those who like things that are cold to stay that way while they hang out on their balcony or in The Admiral at the Lake’s extensive gardens. 

A Kendal senior living resident enjoying a gift with her family

Gifts for readers

What is smaller and lighter than a paperback and lets the reader adjust type size and contrast? An ebook reader! According to Wirecutter, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is the best pick for most people; however, if you prefer a non-Kindle ebook reader, consider Kobo Clara HD. It’s not tied to Amazon and is nearly identical to the Paperwhite with a few minor exceptions: it’s not waterproof or Bluetooth enabled. Too high tech? IKEA makes a streamlined, ulta-economical, go-anywhere clip-on spotlight, the EBBARED. It’s perfect for reading in bed or when one needs more light. It’s also sized to pack in a purse or travel bag. 

Gifts for adventurers 

Everyone needs a place to hold their gear and the fanny pack never really went out of style. Or maybe it did. Either way, it’s back and better than ever. Check out the Dagne Dover Ace Fanny Pack and you’ll see why. It comes in multiple colors but also sturdy enough for trips around Chicago or around the country. If you’re buying for a lady who loves to travel, she might like a bag from Baggallini. They’re designed specifically for travel and made with features that make them theft-resistant. Or try the Stowaway series from Eddie Bauer for someone who will appreciate an ultra light bag that can be easily tucked into another bag when it’s not in use.

Gifts for music lovers

If you know a music lover who wants both great sound and great style that fits almost any home decor, try the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4, a Google and Apple compatible, wireless Bluetooth speaker with up to eight hours of play time. Or if he or she prefers something more portable, there’s Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2. Its 13 hours of battery make it a perfect choice for listening at home or strolling along the lakefront.

Life at The Admiral at the Lake is easy and convenient. Schedule a tour to see all that The Admiral at the Lake’s active senior living community has to offer you or your loved one. 

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