CLOTHING PROTECTORS. How is it that our elder’s wear bibs, and even ask for them in dining, while our grandchildren wear bibs most often under protest? Consider large napkins, tucked in or tied, like with a lobster dinner in a fine Boston dining experience. Consider high-necked aprons for the ladies and wide ties for the gentlemen. What an opportunity still exists in our industry for the first company to market a truly dignified “clothing protector”! In the meantime, if “clothing protector” it must be, let’s ban the terrycloth stripes and whites, and seek a dignified design and absorbent material with choices for residents that add fun to the dining experience.