For Seniors or Elderly
Goodies and gadgets for the later-aged this Christmas... We have twelve, one for each day of Christmas and you can take your pick of your favorite 8 for Hanukkah gifts. You'll have to judge which are the best for your boomer and senior relatives; we don't all age gracefully.
I had given up trying to figure out the Medicare Part D plans for my father this year. Since his medications are all generic and it looked like we'd be spending more on Part D insurance than the drugs themselves, I figured we should continue without it. But then, I read that the Medicare website had an easy to use selection program that would help you choose the right plan by inputting just a bit of information. Dubious, I charged ahead...
Thank heavens for grandchildren. If we didn't have them, there wouldn't be many designers bothering about how new technologies can be applied to the needs of seniors. Patrick Leyendecker is just one of the many young designers who are trying to moderate the pain and stress that comes with aging and having to adjust one's ways to so many of life's daily needs.
Celery brings your friends and family into the world of speedy connection. With this machine they can communicate just as fast as the rest of us, and be more involved and in touch with the people they love.
How would you like a peephole that really lets you see who's at your door? This is one that assures that you will clearly see outside and the person outside will not see you or your shadow to make him aware that someone's peeping at him! It's the Brinno Electronic PeepHole Viewer, and you don't even have to reach the PeepHole to see who's outside!
When you get old, you should not have to vacuum. You read that here first. So someone invented a Laser Guided Robotic Vacuum for us boomers and other folks who would rather be doing anything else but vacuuming. Even if you had a maid, she wouldn't vacuum this good for, although the robot moves around a lot like a human, its laser vision is better than ours.
Hospitals break up pills for patients and put them in applesauce. Patients always taste the pills. But the Pill Grinder just might work. A powder can be absorbed much better by a hot cocoa, a side of mashed potatoes, ice cream... Oh, I could name more treats, but it would just make both of us really hungry.
There are so many new gadgets out this year that Dads and Grandpas would love. They cover the gamut from low tech to high tech, while all being user-intuitive. (Personally, I know many dads and grandpas who don't want a new hobby for Father's Day!) Father's Day is coming soon, and these gadget gifts will be just in time to use this summer!