Call Your Local Nursing Home & Ask About Their Specific Needs
meet the need
Most nursing homes have recreation areas for residents. These typically include a TV and DVD player. It is always nice for the residents to have new movies to watch. I know we have TONS of DVD's at home that we don't watch anymore. I also try to watch for good deals on movies during Christmas sales!
Many elderly people still like to write letters by hand (shocking I know, LOL). Donating pretty stationery, pens, envelopes and even stamps is a great way to connect with the residents!
A lot of residents like to work crossword puzzles and word finds. These books are easy to find in stores and are a great donation item that many resident will enjoy.
Crossword Puzzle & Word Find Books
Books in large print are always a good idea for nursing homes. Many residents love to read and like to have a new selection of books to choose from.
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