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Posted on January 1, 2019 by Christine Crosby in aging, gifts, Isolation, lOVED1, seniors

The Perfect Gift For Every…

The Perfect Gift For Every Senior, For Every Occasion is…

You need a gift idea for your senior loved one because, Christmas is coming or they have an upcoming Birthday or Mother’s or Father’s Day is around the corner. This inevitably prompts the following conversation: “Mom, do you have any ideas for what we could get you for <insert special day>?”  Does this sound familiar to you and your family? We tend to always get the same response. “Oh, honey. I don’t need anything, and I don’t want anything;” or perhaps, this sad reply, “Don’t waste your money getting something for me.”


While almost everyone has had this exchange with their parent, grandparent, or special senior, the reality is that every senior needs and wants something. That perfect gift is engagement, or connection. The most important part is that what is needed is the relationship and human interaction with people who care about them.

In fact, an 80+ year study on aging by the Harvard Medical School found that keeping seniors engaged in meaningful relationships is more important to senior health than any other factor, including genetics.  The study found that the more engaged a senior was in positive, supportive relationships, the longer, healthier, and happier their life was as a result.  Harvard study director Dr. Robert Waldinger remarked that “Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Period.”

So, if maintaining regular, valuable interactions with aging parents or other seniors we love is so important, why aren’t we all able to attain that noble goal? Well, to put it simply — life’s many challenges get in the way. Distance, busy schedules, work obligations, children, and resources/finances can all limit our opportunities to stay as connected as we should with our aging loved ones.

The Loved1 team takes a unique approach in helping to solve this challenge.  We make it easy to stay connected and enhance relationships, while providing wonderful products, each month, to seniors you love. We deliver wellness and happiness gift boxes to seniors that create opportunities for valuable, ongoing engagement with those who love them.

We purposefully select products that have the ability to create opportunities to foster engagement, discussions, and interactions with family, friends, and neighbors. This aspect of the Loved1 box is what ultimately creates the perfect gift and the most perfect outcome – healthier, happier seniors.





Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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