Here are some ideas for an extra special gift for the senior mothers grandmothers in your life. They are not elaborate as gifts may seem, nor are they hard to find. In fact, they do not even require wrapping paper and bows. They are special activities, the gift of time and attention, and that’s just the message we all want to convey.
As we age, our feelings of loneliness and isolation may increase. We may no longer be able to drive, our mobility can be limited, and opportunities for social interaction may become more rare. We have seen this to be especially true during the mandated protective measures taking as we fought the COVID pandemic. The natural aging process can also contribute to feelings of loneliness. We can learn about and take meaningful actions to improve the lives of our seniors.
The most memorable gifts are the ones that are so personal that they were created with you and only you in mind. If you really want to make someone feel special, gift them a personalized video gift loaded with photos and videos you know they love. You'll make them cry happy tears!
You've filmed many special moments. You've captured those once-in-a-lifetime celebrations. Here are some easy ways to store, share and, yes, retrieve these preserved and honored videos for your viewing pleasure.
If your ultimate goal is to make a friend who is struggling and sad feel like they are loved and supported, then sending them something in the mail will likely do the trick. It's unexpected and not the typical reason you receive a gift, which will make it all the more meaningful and appreciated.
The celebration of birthdays should never be optional, only realistic. During these challenging times, where everyone's health requires additional safety measures, organizing a child's birthday party takes extra attention and creativity. Consider some of these ideas and suggestions, then watch your child beam with joy.
Our grandparents, and great-grandparents, never look at a family photo just once. They most certainly want to enjoy these repeat experiences with family videos, too. Use some of these tips and tools to create and share your videos with one of your most appreciative audiences.
Today there are many forms of mail, some in-hand and some virtual. The key to sending your message is your recipient's ability to receive it. Consider how you can easily and with confidence share your videos with everyone who you love, knowing first their available technology.
What makes a gift special may be how the special gift is created. Here are some of this year's best personalized gifts that are sure to delight every Valentine on your list, including creative ways to show your love.
Effectively communicating with others begins with accepting their abilities and personalizing your message. People with dementia lose many of their skills while they continue to crave your shared communication. There are many ways you can adapt your conversations, including verbal and nonverbal messaging, and the use of technology to create these loving shared moments.
Only two years ago most of us knew very little about coronavirus. We knew nothing about how to detect the virus, let alone perform these diagnostic tests on ourselves. Now, for very good reasons, we can purchase these tests at our local drug stores. Several types of tests are described along with information about which may be the best for our personal needs, including time, cost, and health.
Every Grandma is special. And, every Grandma probably has something in common. They cherish their role on your family tree, knowing that they have already lived through the lives of three generations, or more. Consider how your Grandma makes you feel and then begin your gift shopping. Here are some suggestions, knowing as you do what will add joy to her life.
The cliche says "the more the merrier". This may be no more true than when you are looking to celebrate and honor a special person. With the use of tech, creativity and these tips, you can become a video producer of an amazing group gift.
Great-grandparents provide a link to the past, making history a real thing and giving younger generations a sense of where they came from. In addition to the great respect we should be giving our great-grandparents, we can also spoil them with gifts that are uniquely special for these special family members.
There comes a time, and it's about now, when we need to return to many of our usual life tasks and choices. Traveling, by air, can be done safely, especially after learning and practicing these self-protections recommended by our scientific and medical experts.
The question here is not about visiting, that is an easy one. It's all about coming healthy and staying that way. Consider these recommendations and helpful tips for all travel and visiting time, knowing that everyone's health is always worth these considerations.
Quite often our treasured memories are found in pictures and videos. One family was hoping to remember everything about their young son and grandson after his death, but couldn't locate the footage. Heirloom accepted the challenge.
The celebration of Grandparents Day is not just for grandparents but rather the connection to grandparents. It's an opportunity to pause from our daily lives’ tasks and responsibilities and focus on the cherished elders in your family. Here are some ideas for making Grandparents Day extra special for you and your grandparent.
Father's Day is meaningful to both Fathers and their children, and video books are wonderful vehicles for sharing how we feel about one another. You can make your special gift stand out even more by following these 5 tips for making your personalized video gift.
Ready to push "record" and yet have not found just the right words? Happens to us all, especially when we are trying to capture a special sentiment. Here are a few suggestions as you develop your unique script for a birthday, anniversary or other occasional video message.
Everything in moderation seems to be a good rule to live by. And, for our children's seemingly constant wish to stare at a video screen, moderation can be their rule as well. Researchers have found that some time watching and participating with video programs and games, especially with parental supervision, can be beneficial for our kids' overall development.
Home is the spot where we all want to be, especially when we seek comfort, calm, and cozy. We should be safe there, our most familiar surroundings, especially when we have some physical and mental challenges. Here are some suggestions, and some tools, that can help reduce risks for your aging loved one in their home.
While researching funding options for Heirloom, we explored a few potential funding grants. Whether seeking funds to support a launch or to level up, here are a few grants you can apply for to get free money for your business or nonprofit organization.
Let's face it -- your grandma doesn't want another pair of slippers and your grandpa doesn't need another tie. This year, give your grandparents one of these five meaningful gifts that your grandma and grandpa will cherish.
Loneliness is a real feeling, experienced at many times in our lives. It's the constant state, coupled with actual isolation, that can become a medical condition, even a diagnosis of depression. We can help ourselves and our loved ones conquer loneliness with personal attention to past pleasures and current interests while being aware of abilities and resources.