Make Christmas brighter for individuals facing Alzheimer’s and dementia in East Tennessee, especially those who may not have family support.

Check out the “Wish List” items below, then bring NEW, donated gifts to Lexus of Knoxville, 10315 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, TN, and put them under the purple “Memory Tree” through Monday, Dec. 8, 2014.

Alzheimer’s Tennessee, B97.5 & WVLT-TV will coordinate deliveries! Questions? Call Alzheimer’s Tennessee’s statewide, toll-free hotline 888.326.9888 or donate online at

Holiday "Wish List" for Individuals Living with Alzheimer's or Dementia

New Items Only Please

  • * Music CD’s (1940s, 50s or 60s or Hymns)
  • * Sing Along DVDs
  • * CD Players & DVD players (for individuals’ rooms)
  • * Puzzles (LARGE-SIZED pieces 4” x 4”, 6” x 6”)
  • * Games (JUMBO playing cards & simple table games like Checkers, Chess, Uno, Dominoes, Jenga, Timber Tumble, and indoor foam Horseshoes)
  • * Appropriate Movies on DVDs (ie Black & White, Old Westerns, Musicals, Traditional Holiday, Andy Griffith, I Love Lucy, Nature)
  • * Bird feeders or Miniature Bird Houses (for painting)
  • * Water color paint & LARGE-PRINT painting books
  • * JUMBO Crayons & LARGE-PRINT Coloring books
  • * Shape Sorting Games (i.e. peg boards) and Zip, Snap, Button, & Lace-Up Games (found with children’s learning toys)
  • * Incontinence Briefs
  • * Handheld Musical Instruments & Small Bean Bags
  • * Magnifying Glass
  • ** Unscented Lotion & Hand Sanitizer
  • ** Men’s & Women’s Hats, Scarves, & Gloves
  • * Baseball caps & Fishing Hats
  • ** Socks or Slippers w/ skid resistant bottoms
  • * Men’s wallets & Handkerchiefs
  • ** Afghan or fleece blankets & Soft pillows
  • * Cosmetic Bags or Small Purses
  • * Nail Polish & Nail Polish Remover
  • * Pajamas that button down the front
  • ** Fuzzy, warm robes (popular request!)
  • * Fleece bed jackets or zip-up sweatshirts
  • * Comfortable clothing (easy to put on/take off and does not go over the head)
  • * Gel seat cushions for wheelchairs, Wheelchair & Walker bags (from medical supply store)
  • * Healthy Snacks (soft, sugar-free, prepared items like applesauce, pudding, fruit cups, juices)
  • ** Items make good gifts for many people
  • Gift Cards: Hobby Lobby, AC Moore, Target, Wal-Mart, Dollar Tree

  • Holiday “Wish List” for Howard Circle of Friends Adult Day Center Participants

    You can also contribute to Alzheimer’s Tennessee’s award-winning senior adult day service program and its participants. The program gives family caregivers the opportunity to take a break or go to work while their loved ones enjoy fun, therapeutic activities in a safe environment. Howard Circle participants would greatly appreciate your support by donating the following items:

  • Small Bean Bags
  • Stereo with CD Player
  • Digital Camera
  • DVD Player
  • Storage Totes-Medium Size
  • Handheld Musical Instruments
  • Gift Cards: Hobby Lobby, Target, Wal-Mart, Dollar Tree
  • Alzheimer’s Tennessee offers a safe and secure environment during the day at Howard Circle of Friends. Bringing fellowship to seniors and respite to caregivers in the Knoxville community in partnership with Mt. Calvary Baptist Church For more information about area adult day centers, please call: 865.544.6288.


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