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Where can I buy clothing for my senior mom?

So, I love the Children's Place and all their sales for my kids. I know they have an elastic adjustable waistband in their pants and are high quality. I am now looking for my mom. Where do older people go shopping? She wants those pull on pants that everyone wears. At the same time, she has a circulation problem. So, I wonder if there's a fabric that would help her stay warm. She keeps her thermostat at 75-80 & is sometimes still cold!!! She's in rehab right now and is not allowed to walk in her room unassisted. So, she when she gets out she will be going to adult day care and hopefully some day to a high level of care assisted living place.
Status: Open    Jan 27, 2015 - 09:15 AM


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Aug 14, 2015 - 05:42 PM

My Grandmother loved Alfred Dunner, which was found in the petite section of Belk's department stores. I am not sure if you have a Belk's in your area so you may want to google. Hamrick's may be another option, a lot of older ladies like Hamrick's.

As far as staying warm is concerned, you may want to look on amazon for long fingerless gloves. You can get long one's that go to the tricep. I get cold, mainly my hands and arms. She could easily wear these under long sleeves for an extra layer. If you keep your hands and feet warm, that's over half the battle.

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Jan 31, 2015 - 07:06 AM

At the Senior Center, of course.


Feb 01, 2015 - 12:01 PM

The senior center sells clothes? I will have to look. We're in Omaha and haven't gone to any yet, but in Seattle there was just a little thrift store attached and I didn't take care of my mom then.

Jul 26, 2015 - 06:42 PM

My mother (95) likes clothing from Norm thompson. they have a lot of knit outfits, elastic waist that are easy fitting. They also have a good selection of petite sizes which we need because she has shrunk.

Jul 26, 2015 - 09:06 PM

There are a few on line places that I have seen for the pull on pants ( I think one is Haband) if I recall correctly)
You might want to check for Polar Fleece pull on pants. They are great for keeping warm they dont pill and are easy to wash and they dry quickly.
I see a lot in the Men's dept at WalMart they come in small, med, large, xlarge and up. Also check the 2 piece mens PJ sets some look like t-shirt and lounge pants.
Also many places have some nice looking "athletic wear" sets pants, a light weight jacket. A t-shirt added to that and she is all set. I see all sorts of nice ones at Carson Piere Scott, they have a couple names depending on location. But JCPenny has some nice stuff.
Think "out side the box" in looking a different department might have something that would work for her.
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