# 9 Connection Gifts
Help Her Throw a Tiny Party
Arranging for someone to have a small tea party (ideas in our new issue coming soon) or for a guy a beer in the afternoon with a friend. When there is chronic illness or mobility issues, it is difficult to arrange for social activity. (Other ideas: a Chess or checkers game, a trip to a local bar, a drive through lights show, attend a meeting)
Be a Moderator
Set up a phone call or zoom with someone they used to know – moderate it – ask questions
Technoloigy is great but can be hard to manage — set up a call with a friend — and you be the moderator. Sometimes hearing can be an issue so plan for earphones and mute when necessary.
Have someone you love, share on a family zoom about a skill (baking, sewing, woodworking, bees) Ask questions so everyone can learn and connect. Remember to record it so you have it forever. Maybe even put it on a family youtube channel.
#10 The Gift of Family Time
Family Photo Now’s the time to schedule a family photo shoot for you and your whole family. It’s a gift that is usually special for everyone in it. You can search for a local photographer on social media or online.
Short Trip to a Place He Used to Live A trip to a town or street that your loved one used to live, work, or play is always worth the time. And, it feels like a special outing. Add in a stop for favorite food from that era or find out and make it yourself. This is a time to find out more stories about your loved one’s life before you knew him.
Family Vacation Plans What a gift of time! You see others doing it (on Facebook) and maybe this is the year to plan a family vacation. It can be a weekend or a week but it does help solidify family ties and you get to know the family in a whole new way. It would give your older loved one something great to look forward to and a way to be with her special people.
We will keep adding onto this gift idea list in the next week. Check back. Or go read last year’s ideas here.