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Mom + bus trip + 74th birthday = what gift?

My mom leaves on Saturday for a week long bus trip from the DC area to Canada. She's not used to co-habitating, she's a bit of an introvert, and she's celebrating her birthday on day one of the trip. I'd like to send her off with something thoughtful and useful for the trip. [more inside]
posted by ovenmitt on Sep 10, 2016 - 6 answers

Recommend a tai chi DVD for a senior citizen?

Any recommendations for a tai chi DVD for an 87 year old woman? [more inside]
posted by dilettante on Aug 2, 2016 - 3 answers

Where do I take my indecisive mom and her dog on vacation?

My mom is retiring this year, and I promised to take her on a trip to celebrate. Initially, we had planned on a 10-day road trip through the northeast in the fall to see the leaves change. However, she now wants to bring the dog (for good reasons - he gets violently ill if she boards him), so flying is out of the question. She doesn't have anything at all in mind for what she wants to do or see, only that we spend time together. We will be driving from south Louisiana, and can probably do a 10-hour or so day in the car each way. We have 7-10 days for the trip. Where should we go? [more inside]
posted by tryniti on Jun 9, 2016 - 10 answers

Pedometer for senior citizen?

I'd like to give a pedometer as a fun gift for an active senior; something as simple as a digital watch. Seeking one that's very easy and intuitive to use, and very simple to read and re-set. Most importantly, it must be self-contained- no need to plug into a computer or smartphone. Any suggestions? Thanks!
posted by pseudostrabismus on Dec 29, 2014 - 2 answers

Make an Android tablet elder-friendly for my grandma

Family members have gotten an Android tablet for my 97-year-old grandmother. Please suggest some ways to make the tablet as friendly and easy to use as possible for someone who has computer experience, but who can be pessimistic about learning new things and can get frustrated with people trying to teach her. We're particularly interested in tablet settings and also methods for instructing her in its use, but also open to hearing about tutorials or apps that might make her experience smoother. I'm overseas, so I'll be passing along ideas to my dad. [more inside]
posted by theory on Oct 16, 2014 - 5 answers

Aged, Poor and Stubborn

How can an adult child help an elderly parent (age 80) who lives below the poverty level but is against/afraid of applying for assistance? (prepare for tl;dr details inside) [more inside]
posted by Oriole Adams on May 22, 2013 - 19 answers

Andriod apps for senior citizens?

I'm looking for ecommendations for Android apps for my Grandfather-in-Law. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by peteyjlawson on Nov 16, 2012 - 1 answer

Finch, finch, finch, marine iguana!

Tips for travelling to the Galapagos Islands? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on May 30, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me think of new activities to enrich a senior citizen's twilight years.

I'm looking for a few fun, interesting afternoon activities to do with a 95-year-old relative. She can't see well, can't hear well, has some short-term memory problems and is on a budget. But she's game for anything. [more inside]
posted by tempest in a teapot on Mar 29, 2011 - 34 answers

Help & online support while caring for an elderly relative with vascular dementia?

Two questions, really: specifically, how can I get my aunt with vascular dementia to recognize that she needs help and can no longer live alone? And generally, I'm looking for blogs and support forums on dealing with people with dementia. [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry on Dec 2, 2008 - 9 answers

Working through the golden years: jobs for seniors

What paid work can older (65+) people do when they can no longer do the physical labor they did while young(er) and have not been trained in any other profession? Assume they are of average intelligence, but can no longer stand all day and are somewhat slow at learning technology.
posted by xo on May 10, 2007 - 16 answers

Give my father a vacation!

Can anybody help me help my older, foreign, single father take a vacation? [more inside]
posted by crazy finger on Feb 23, 2005 - 10 answers

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