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Christmas Gifts for Elderly Parents
Did you have a nice Christmas? We did. And an educational one as well. Did you or your senior parent get a Christmas gift of one of the easy coffee makers from Mr Coffee like my senior mom did? She was thrilled! She does love her morning coffee!
Help for elderly memory loss
Does it have an auto shut off feature? If not, you might want to exchange it for one that does. Why you might ask? Because of the unrelenting fact that most of us, as we age, tend to forget things easier and easier. It doesn’t necessarily mean we have Alzheimer’s Disease or other serious problems. But it does mean we need to take proactive steps to prevent problems.
One such problem can be fires caused by forgetting to turn off appliances. So whenever it’s an option, we always buy them with the auto shut off features. Irons, coffee makers, etc. And for those things, like electric ranges, that don’t offer that, we always shop for ones that have lights to let us know something is still hot.
Sandwich Generation Issues
It’s a great safety tip for the elderly that also protects the youngerly (is that really a word? 🙂 ). Grandkids can accidentally turn knobs or push buttons and not even realize it. And, if any of our family ever does develop Alzheimer’s Disease, we’ll doubly appreciate these features. This is definitely one of those great tips for the whole Sandwich Generation family. And yes, Mr. Coffee DOES make easy coffee makers with AND without this feature, as we just learned. So the one we got locally is headed back to the return aisle. And the Mr Coffee 4 cup auto shut off coffee maker I found at Amazon is taking its place proudly on the counter. Can you think of other appliances that have auto turnoff options? 🙂
Sadly, that coffee maker has since been replaced by another of the easy coffee makers from Mr Coffee. Because I mis-read the info, I accidentally bought one without the turnoff button. But happily, I figured out that I could set a timer daily and remind myself. And yay! That works well too!
Coffee, Chocolate, and Easy Coffee Makers!
And yes – we still love Mr Coffee easy coffee makers. Even I am drinking coffee now – liberally mixed with cocoa as a sweetener/easy “mocha.” Yummy! 🙂
PS More easy coffee makers from Mr Coffee 🙂
Mr. Coffee 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker, BlackMr. Coffee BVMC-PSTX95 10-Cup Optimal Brew Thermal Coffee Maker, Stainless SteelMr. Coffee 4-Cup Coffee Maker, WhiteMr. Coffee One-Touch CoffeeHouse Espresso Maker and Cappuccino MachineMr. Coffee JWX27-NPA 12-Cup Progammable Coffeemaker, BlackMr. Coffee Simple Brew 4-Cup Coffee Maker, BlackMr. Coffee JWTX85 8-Cup Thermal Coffeemaker, Stainless SteelMr. Coffee JWX9-RB 5-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, Black with Stainless Steel CarafeMr. Coffee 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker, Stainless SteelMr. Coffee 2-Quart Iced Tea & Iced Coffee Maker, BlueMr. Coffee 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker with Brew Strength Selector, RedMr. Coffee Simple Brew 12-Cup Coffee Maker, BlackMr. Coffee JWTX85-RB 8-cup Advanced Brew Programmable Coffee Maker with Thermal CarafeMr. Coffee TF4GTF-RB Coffee Maker, Bundle W/Gold Tone Filter