Everyone likes getting presents, gifts, packages, etc. in the mail. If you have a loved one living in a retirement community, they might enjoy receiving a little something from you. Naturally, you’ll want to take their likes, hobbies, and other preferences into consideration when coming up with ideas for the contents of a care package.
If your loved one is living in a senior care community in Minesite, PA, chances are they have everything they could need or want on hand. However, care packages are still nice. Here’s what you may want to include if you’re trying to put a care package together for your loved one who lives in a retirement community.
Drawings and Photos
If you have children, your retired parent will likely enjoy pictures and/or photos involving their grandchildren. Pictures of family and friends – or pictures drawn by grandchildren – are always nice to have around a residence.
Though many people like to watch movies on their phone or laptop, some people still like to have a collection they can dig through and watch at their leisure. If your loved one is into music, they may enjoy CDs rather than the music apps available on cell phones and through computers.
If winter is approaching, consider warm clothing as a care package inclusion. Fun T-shirts, a new pair of slippers, and numerous accessories can also be included as part of a care package.
Not everyone insists on using email to communicate with others. Some people still like to write physical letters and mail them through the USPS. If your loved one enjoys writing to friends and family, consider getting them some decorative note paper or personalized stationery, fun stamps, envelopes, colored pens, etc.
Decorating for the season is always fun and enjoyable, so help your loved one by supplying them with an assortment of seasonal décor items. This can include window clings, plush toys, door hangers, and more to help them celebrate holidays and seasonal changes.
Treats and Snacks
Keep in mind any allergies or special dietary restrictions your loved one may have when putting treats and snacks together. If you’re mailing the care package, make sure the items will travel without a problem (chocolate, for example, may melt). If the items are fragile and may break (cookies, for instance), make sure you use bubble wrap or some other padding.
Puzzles, Games, And Workbooks
Workbooks can be done alone when your loved one is enjoying quiet time, while games and puzzles may be shared with one or more individuals also living in the retirement community where your loved one resides.
Items for Personal Care
Personal care items can include cosmetics (if appropriate), hairbrush, comb, hand sanitizer, lip balm, hand lotion, small soaps, and more.
If you’re not sure what your loved one wants or needs, consider getting them a gift card for one or more of the local Minesite area restaurants, stores, etc.
Our Retirement Community Near Minesite, PA Has Everything Your Loved One Needs
With seemingly endless amenities, chef-prepared meals, numerous socialization opportunities, health and wellness programs, and so much more, your loved one will have everything they could possibly want or need when residing at our retirement community.
Don’t let that stop you, however, from sending them a fun or thoughtful care package now and then. They will probably be very happy and excited to show other residents and the care team what they got. They may even choose to bring treats, if they were included in the care package, to an activity or event to share with others.
Please call us at 610-443-9220 if you’d like some information about our retirement community. For sales and leasing inquiries, phone us at 484-212-6577. Better yet, schedule a tour to see for yourself what we have to offer.