Celebrating Mother’s Day in Senior Living

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Celebrating Mother's Day in Senior Living

There’s no one like Mom and Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show her how much you appreciate her. The best way to do that is by spending time together. If you’re looking for meaningful ways to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day here are six ways to spend the day together, making memories, having fun, and enjoying each other’s precious company.

6 Activities to Celebrate Mother’s Day

1. Enjoy a family meal

Gather your family for a meal together to honor your mom. Invite her to your house or host it at her senior living community. Decide how formal you want the dinner to be. It can be a sit down meal with cloth napkins, candles, and flowers or a backyard barbecue with friends. Think about what she would enjoy more and plan accordingly. Serve her favorite foods and have cards at the table to stimulate discussion and engagement.

2. Spend the day at a park

Pack a picnic and have lunch at a nearby park. You can bring along music that she enjoys, family scrapbooks, or her favorite book to read to her. If you have children, they can play at the park while you enjoy being outside. This is a great and simple idea for mother’s in memory care and can be done in outdoor courtyard areas in her community.

3. Visit a botanical garden

Spend the day at a nearby botanical garden. Plan ahead and see if they have any gardening or flower arranging classes your mom would like to attend. Take a tram through the garden, stop at the gift shop, and send your mom photos of the day in a scrapbook.

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4. Go antique or boutique shopping

Plan for lunch and shopping at her favorite stores. Window shop at local stores, try on clothing, or visit antique shops for a walk back in time. Stop for lunch or ice cream and enjoy time together.

5. Spend the day at the spa

Make spa appointments for you and your mom. Some spas cater to seniors so be sure to ask about any specific senior massages available. They may also have spa packages for Mother’s Day so be sure to ask if those are available. If a spa day is not in your budget, offer to have a nail painting party together and give your mom a manicure yourself.

6. Have a family game night

For laid-back fun, plan a family game night. Invite children, friends, and neighbors and set out your mom’s favorite games. From Twister to Risk, games a great way to engage people of all ages. Play music, provide snacks, and have fun together!

How do you celebrate Mother’s Day with a mom in senior living? Share your ideas with us in the comments below.

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Alissa has been working in marketing and the senior living industry for over 8 years. With a B.S. in advertising from the University of Illinois, Alissa has worked all over the world as a freelance communications strategist and writer. Published in Forbes, Senior Finance Advisor, Alzheimers.net and on other leading senior care blogs, she leverages her working knowledge of the senior care industry with leading research and best practices to create engaging content benefitting seniors and their caregivers. In her free time, Alissa loves to travel, read, cook, and spend time with her family.

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