Magazines for Senior Citizens
Give the gift that keeps on giving when you get a magazine subscription for a senior citizen
I wandered upon some great magazines for senior citizens when updating another of my articles (Gifts for Senior Citizens) and was immediately struck by what a great idea a magazine subscription would be for a favorite elderly loved one.
I cared for my 95 year old Mom for the 5 years prior to her death, and I just know a few of these magazines would have been a wonderful way to spend some quality time with her. I just wish I'd known about them back then.
I'm writing this article in the hopes of opening up your and your favorite elderly person's world to interesting magazines which would be a great Mother's Day, Father's Day or Christmas gift. The magazines I've selected for this article are just the tip of the iceberg though - you can tailor you choices of magazines for senior citizens to fit the lifestyle or hobby of your favorite elderly loved one.
Come visit my new website - Good Gifts For Senior Citizens
I learned so much about caring for the elderly during those years of having my darling Mom with me that I've started my own website. You'll find more magazines and great gifts there. Please drop by:
Magazines for senior citizens who experience the war(s)
My Dad was in the Army in WWII. He would never speak of the atrocities he witnessed except to say that his was one of the first Army units who went into Auswhich to free the Jews after the way was over. This was, understandably, a difficult task for anyone but it was particularly difficult for my Dad who was Jewish. He wouldn't even see Shindler's List as, what was a movie to me was a memory to him. He said he could still remember the smell....
Regardless, my Dad was a history buff and would have liked these types of magazines. Perhaps your favorite Grandpa or elderly loved one might enjoy a magazine that reminisces about the war too.
Well, when I was young....
Good Old Days - The Perfect Magazine For The Elderly
Ok, show of hands please - how many of us have parents or grandparents who walked uphill on the way to and home from school? How'd that happen?
I'm only kidding; I used to love to hear the stories my folks told about the 'good old days' - and, they were 'good old days.' These are great magazine for senior citizens who like to look back on a simpler life. You might find that you hear some new stories as they flip through these pages.
So, click this link to see more information about Good Old Days Magazine.
Magazines for senior citizens who love birds
I was a subscriber to "Birds & Blooms" for many years, until I got overrun with magazines! Mom did use to enjoy looking through this beautiful magazine though and never failed to point out the 'red birds' - those were our cardinals.
These magazines are all quality buys and would be great birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day or Christmas gifts.
National Geographic Magazine
The old standard, National Geographic, is still one of most educational, interesting magazines around.
Who among us doesn't remember having a National Geographic magazine floating around the bathroom. In our house, this magazine was eagerly awaited every month. It's still a good read.
Reader's Digest - large print edition
Aging eyes means that it might be harder to see small magazine print - I know as I have aging eyes. Ok, so I'm not quite ready for large print yet (or, at least, I refuse to admit it) but this magazine will delight any senior citizen.
Why would I include tabloid magazines in this article Magazines for Senior Citizens, you might ask? Well, I will admit to reading "People" and, I will admit that, upon occasion, I'd pick up one of these other magazines at the grocery store and bring it home to Mom so we could laugh. We just plain old found them funny!
HGTV is another interesting magazine for a senior citizen
If you're like me, you'll spend a lot of time sitting around with your favorite senior citizen and watching TV. This magazine brings ideas from the HGTV channel (Home and Garden TV) right into your living room anytime you want.
Get your favorite senior citizen to help you plan your garden with these great garden magazines
I don't care what time of they year it was but there was always a gardening magazine lying around the house somewhere. Mom and I could barely wait for the February addition of "Fine Gardening" to start planning our vegetable and flower garden. I'm sure the deer and rabbits must have been awaiting that issue too as they sure liked the garden we ended up planting. Luckily, there was enough for everyone.
I used to love to read to Mom the comments my readers would leave behind after seeing one of my articles. I still like to see if you liked it or not so please let me know.