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Perfect holiday gifts for seniors


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By RICHARD SHAW
Sun Advocate publisher

Holiday shopping may be easy for most of the people on ones list. But what about the seniors who seem to have collected seemingly everything through the years?

According to the national census, senior citizens happen to be the largest segment of society today largely because the baby boomers are starting to turn 60.

That means that more seniors are on everybody's shopping list, leaving more and more consumers puzzled as to what to get grandma or grandpa.

Consumertips.com however recently reported that a slew of advancements made in recent years has made many gifts available for seniors who are adapting to impairments.

The most obvious of these are new technologies aimed at assisting the hearing impaired.

The innovators at Clearsounds Communications, who have experienced hearing loss for themselves have been designing telephones for those with hearing loss for the better part of the last decade.

Their latest products include phones that vocally announce incoming calls while displaying name and number information on a large, easy to read LCD screen. Others features of their products include amplified handset volume and tone, talking keypad ability and a 30 number talking phone book.

For the senior that is interested in caller identification, Dish Network also offers phone ID directly on the television set when the phone rings.

The Clearsounds phones also offer talking caller ID making it a great device for those experiencing vision loss as well.

"Because the phones offer an LCD back light with contrast control those with limited vision do not need to struggle in order to find the phone in a dark room," said Clearsounds officials.

More information can be found about Clearsounds at www. clearsounds.com.

Other gift ideas for that special senior on ones gift list include:

•A gift certificate to a favorite restaurant and the time taken to go out for the meal together.

•A photo collage featuring all members of the family.

•A family reunion set up to bring extended family members directly in after the holidays.

•Or outfit the home with devices to make the life of a senior a little easier, such as grab bars in the bathroom and extra lighting inside and out.


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