Over 50s discover the fidget spinner It transpires this year’s must have for the grandchildren is fast becoming the over 50s must have gadget. Dating back to the 1990s (we know, but that’s an age ago to the grandchildren!) the is a darn clever little invention; you set it in motion (spinning) and then balance it on your finger or thumb, remarkably therapeutic! Essentially ball bearings housed in a casing usually made of plastic, the gadget/toy is marketed as a release mechanism for nervous energy or stress. In the Wikipedia description they cite ‘The toy has been advertised to may help people who have trouble focusing or fidgeting (such as those with ADHD, autism, or anxiety) by acting as a release mechanism for nervous energy or stress.’ Visit our affiliate partner Amazon to view fidget spinners firstname.lastname@example.org THE SMALL PRINT We hope you are enjoying the site, please note The –Boomers site has been prepared solely for information purposes. Users are advised to seek independent financial advice or in the case of health related content –consult your GP or medical professional. All information, opinions expressed on the The-Boomers are current as of the date of publication, but may become out of date over time. No liability and/or guarantee of performance is accepted or offered. The opinions expressed in The-Boomers do not constitute investment advice or health advice or any other form of advice; independent advice should be sought where appropriate. Articles are supplied strictly without accepting any liability, responsibility or duty of care for their services, content, or links to other subsequent related or unrelated material. The Site contains general information only and does not take into account the individual health issues /objectives or the individual financial situation/objectives or needs of a person or persons. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information.