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Dot’s annual holiday gift suggestions for care center residents

December 16, 2012
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

-Submitted by Dot Chmelik. Dot, now retired, served as the long-time activities director at what is now Carrington Place of Toledo.

Offer to record (on VCR or cassette tape player) memories and family stories

Poem or letter describing how much that person means to you

Offer to mend

Photo album or scrapbook of pictures of "favorites" (i.e., people, flowers, animals, food)

Hand-printed dinner invitation

Donation to a charity or cause in their name

Seasonal mobiles, pictures. and / or bulletin board to hang in loved one's room

Gift certificate to favorite restaurant (include a date)

Pre-addressed and stamped envelopes with note cards and pen

Suncatcher Bird feeder to hang on window and offer to refill on a regular basis

Warm socks, slippers with non-skid soles sweaters that can be laundered Tupperware containers with goodies

Special product from your part of the country

Calendar that ties into loved one's interest

Washable shawl

Lap quilt

But the best gift of all is a visit from YOU!



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