When dealing with our own disabilities or those of our family members, we often feel bogged down with the medical aspect of our lives, and it’s easy to forget that all work and no play makes life rather dull. Of the many pieces of adaptive equipment you could get your disabled father for Father’s Day, you may also want to consider getting him a gift that will enhance his leisure time, such as our adaptive playing cards and playing card holders.
Leisure time activities come with many social, psychological and even physical advantages. A simple game of cards, for instance, can give someone a reason to stay in a sitting position and brings together family and friends. We all know the importance of leisure, but we don’t always put our knowledge into practice. Many of our fathers grew up playing cards and continue to play with old pals or grandkids when the opportunity arises. However, weakness or pain in the hands or low vision can affect their ability to play. These problems are easily solvable.
Large print cards
Our Low Vision Playing Cards Poker Size are great for those fathers who are having just enough vision problems to make playing too bothersome to pursue. These cards’ symbols and numbers are 1 1/2 inches high and an inch wide and are printed in classic red and black colors.
Another option is the Bicycle EZ See LoVision Playing Cards, which not only are printed in jumbo size, but are also color-coded in black, red, blue and green for the four suits. This allows for much quicker recognition.
The hand’s free path to the perfect hand
The other common problem with playing cards is not being able to hold them properly, especially in games like Spades that require large hands. Our Hands Free Card Holders will let your father hold his cards easily in the traditional fanned position. These holders can stand on the table or be held in the hand. No more dropping cards or having to hold them in an awkward manner that allows the other players to see your hand.
We also have the 15 inch Playing Card Holder. Its long length is perfectly suited to holding the low vision playing cards, which require a bit more more space. This holder is simple and versatile and can be used for things other than cards, such as recipes or memos. It also has an extended front perfect for holding a pen or pencil.
These little tools are great gift items and could give you a reason to spend quality time with your father on his special day.
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