Holiday QA Pt2

December 5, 2016

The holidays are time for gatherings, celebrations, family, and friends. However, throughout the holiday it's important to keep your health and the health of your loved ones in mind. Our monthly Q&A series discusses different holiday season topics. Marizela Mehanovic, Recreation Coordinator at Rochester Regional Health’s Edna Tina Wilson Living Center in Greece, discusses gift ideas for loved ones living in nursing homes and other types of long-term care residences.

MehanovicMarizela
Marizela Mehanovic
Rochester Regional Health

Q: What can I get someone I know in assisted living for the holidays?

A: There’s no need to go overboard with the gifts you buy for your loved one. Keep it simple! Here are some gift ideas for those living in nursing homes or other types of long-term residences: 

  • Soap, lotions and other toiletries
  • Box of miscellaneous greeting cards with pre-stamped envelopes
  • Filled picture frames and photo albums
  • Homemade treats (if allowed)
  • Lap blankets
  • Homemade arts and crafts (from grandchildren)
  • Favorite music on CD, radio if needed
  • Large-print books and puzzles
  • Housecoat and slippers
  • Cardigan sweater
  • New shirts and pants
  • New blanket or afghan
  • Pads of paper and pens to write notes
  • Hats, scarves and gloves
  • Stuffed animals
  • Large dial watch or alarm clock
  • Costume jewelry and hair accessories

 For more information on Senior Housing and Retirement living opportunities through Rochester Regional Health, click here.

Recent News

women blowing her nose in the snow
With winter at its peak, it’s important to learn what’s fact and fiction when it comes to winter illnesses. Sonia Dar, MD, Primary Care Physician at Rochester Regional Health, tells the truth about the most common winter health myths.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

4 Winter Cold Myths

With winter at its peak, it’s important to learn what’s fact and fiction when it comes to winter illnesses. Sonia Dar, MD, Primary Care Physician at Rochester Regional Health, tells the truth about the most common winter health myths.

Read News Article
Update to flu season in 2020
Flu season is officially underway with all regions of the country now seeing flu activity. Learn why health officials say 2020 is different than year's past.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Flu Season: What’s Different in 2020

Flu season is officially underway with all regions of the country now seeing flu activity. Learn why health officials say 2020 is different than year's past.

Read News Article
View All Recent News Articles