Senior Care in Glendale AZ
National Thrift Shop Day is on the horizon (August 17th to be exact) and is a day to celebrate the incredible savings on everything from furniture to clothing that only thrift shops can provide. People of all ages enjoy hitting up their local second-hand shop because, with a little patience and attention to detail, they are able to find name-brand or expensive items for just a few bucks.
Older adults living on a fixed income can especially appreciate the value that these shops hold. Elders who are unable to drive themselves to the store or find it challenging to making shopping decisions could benefit from the help of a senior care provider. This professional caregiver can assist with driving, as well as the everyday tasks that your loved one can’t do themselves.
If you or your elderly loved one is not in love with thrift shops yet, here are 6 reasons to start loving them.
- Update your wardrobe at a lower price. If you are looking in the right spot, you could get a steal on a high-quality, expensive piece of clothing. Not only can you find wardrobe pieces to add to your aging parent’s closet, but this is also a great option if the elder’s size has changed.
- It can bring back memories. Spotting a familiar lamp or album could bring back a flood of memories for your loved one. This is especially beneficial to seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
- The crowds are small. If the elder feels anxious when going to the mall due to the massive crowds, they have nothing to worry about at thrift shops. There are usually very few people at a time in the store, allowing your loved one to enjoy the quiet, stress-free atmosphere.
- You may be donating to a local charity. Many thrift stores partner with local charities, giving them a portion of the proceeds. This should make you and the elder feel good about the purchases made.
- It is fun for everyone. If you are shopping with kids and an elder, finding a store they both like is not an easy feat. Fortunately, thrift shops tend to have something for everyone, making it a destination that will be enjoyed by all.
- Find items that are no longer made. Is there a home décor piece that your loved one wants, but can’t find at stores anymore? How about an electronic, such as a record player? Chances are you will find the item you or your elderly parent is looking for at thrift store.
Thrift shops are ideal for a number of reasons, but these six should be enough to get you and your loved one interested in thrift store shopping.
If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Glendale, AZ, contact the caring staff at Assisting Hands Home Care at (480) 725-7002.
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