December 01, 2022

4 High-Tech Holiday Gifts for Seniors

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The last two years showed us that technology has a place in a senior’s life to keep them connected to friends and family. There’s no shortage of high-tech gifts, and the pandemic not only helped an older generation adapt to tech toys, they were also able to learn how to use them as well.

An AARP study found that 82% of seniors rely on technology to stay connected with loved ones while 55% use a smartphone to make purchases.

If you have a senior who embraced technology, CHC has a look at four holiday gifts that are perfect for the tech-lover in your life.

  1. LED Flashlight Glove

While this isn’t a piece of connected tech, this is a handy gift at a great price point of under $20. Instead of having to hold a flashlight and manage tools at the same time, keep your hands free with these gloves that come equipped with two waterproof LED flashlights on each hand. Light up the situation and keep both of your hands free!

  1. Voice-Activated Speaker

If you have a parent or other elderly loved one who lives alone, you know that you want the peace of mind to be sure that they are safe. A voice-activated speaker like the Echo Dot can not only call for help if someone needs it (by saying, for example, “Alexa, call 911”), it can also be configured to set alarms for to take routine medication, checking the weather, or any other reminder that’s needed.

  1. Jar and Bottle Openers

Not having the hand strength to be able to open a jar or bottle can be frustrating. With this combo package, you’ll be able to pop these items open with ease. This bundle comes with a 5-in-1 tool that can open any type of can, bottle, or jar.

  1. Wireless Tracking Device

A wireless tracking device can be stuck to any object in case it’s lost—car keys, the remote to the TV, reading glasses, or anything else that can seem to grow legs and disappear. Just use an app connected to your smartphone to have it located, or you can even sync it with a voice-activated speaker to have it find the missing item for you. (Come to think of it, we all may be able to use this tech-friendly gadget!)

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