By Cameron Fry

Shopping for the holidays is already stressful enough – but couple it with the inconveniences of 2020, and finding the right gift can easily become an overwhelming experience. Whether you’re making plans to check out in-store or online, here are five gift ideas to help you celebrate a senior close to your heart during the giving season.

A Portable Hearing Loop Kit

Do you have a loved one who is hard of hearing? Audio Directions Assistive Living Technology is here to help! With a Portable Hearing Loop Kit, you can enjoy socially distanced visits with your family member without having to worry about how well they can hear your voice. The kit has also proven to be effective in eliminating background noise – delivering a clear conversation to any T Coil equipped hearing device wherever your loved one goes.

All Trilogy residents are eligible for 15% off their purchase, so be sure to order your loop kit today by contacting Sally Wood at or (609) 240 – 7081, or by visiting  

Collage Photo Blanket

Make new memories by celebrating the old! Created by Shutterfly, collage photo blankets can be personalized with your favorite captured moments, and come available in multiple sizes and materials. If your loved one is experiencing memory loss, this is also a great way to remind them of their pasts, and is guaranteed to keep them warm and cozy in the present. Photo blankets can be customized and ordered by visiting

Books / Novels

With so much happening in ours, there’s never been a more perfect time to get lost in another world. Send your loved one a physical copy of a tale from their favorite author, or refer them to an E-book about a topic they might have an interest in. As beneficial to the mind as it is the soul, reading is proven to help sharpen mental acuity – making it the perfect gift for any senior seeking adventure.

A Personalized Card / Letter

Reflect on what it is that you love most about the senior in your life. Is it their smile? Their wit? How comfortable you feel when you’re with them? Whatever it is about your loved one that brightens your days, use your voice to put those feelings onto paper and let them know just how much they mean to you.

When it comes to gift giving, it doesn’t matter how large or small the gesture is – only that it’s coming from you. When your loved one sees your name written on an envelope, stickered onto a box, or signed at the end of a note, they’ll simply be reminded of the joy that you bring into their lives, and how easy it is to have those same feelings about you.

Happy Holidays from our family to yours!