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Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day with Seniors

Mother's Day has a special meaning in senior living communities. For our residents, Mother's Day is an opportunity to reflect on their own experiences as mothers, to celebrate the bond they share with their children and grandchildren and remember the love and support they received from their own mothers.

At American House, mothers are honored and recognized on Mother's Day with special events and activities such as brunches, teas, craft activities or outings.

If you are thinking about interesting ways to celebrate the amazing mother in your life, take some advice from those who know—mothers! We asked our American House residents what was important to them on Mother's Day, and it was no surprise the most popular answer was TIME! There is no greater gift to a mother than simply spending time with their children. And if that visit includes grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all the better!

Unique Ways to Spend Mother’s Day

Our residents helped us compile this list of interesting things to do with Mom on her special day:

Picnic: Take her out for a beautiful breakfast or lunch in the park. This will allow her a change of scenery, some fresh air, and a great day to remember with you.

Partake in her favorite hobby: What activity does Mom enjoy? Whatever it is, do it with her! This allows you to live in her world, meet her friends and create a memory of you she’ll have when she meets for cards, trivia or game day.

Gifts from the grandchildren: Gifts don’t always have to be from adult children. What grandmother wouldn’t cherish handmade cards or art from their grandchildren?

Accompany her to an event: Is there a certain play or performance she wants to see? If she's a baseball fan, put tickets in a card and surprise her! It'll be a day you’ll both remember.

Pampering: Plan a girls’ day out and treat her to a manicure or trip to the salon. Of course, lunch and a little shopping are always a nice addition.

Bag of goodies: Everyone loves a basket full of all their favorites! Drinks, candy, snacks, books, puzzles, games…all good stuff to make Mom happy in the coming days.

Pen pals: Ask your mom if she’d like to be pen pals with you for a whole year. It will definitely make trips to the mailbox more fun as she’ll look forward to handwritten letters from you.

Cook a meal together: Spend the day at your house making her favorite meal or baking something you both love. It’s the perfect opportunity to save valuable family recipes.

Family photo shoot: Take professional family photos. These are great mementos for the whole family, and Mom can proudly display them and share with her visitors!

Thank you letter: Have you ever actually told your mom what she means to you? Write her a letter by hand and express all the things you are grateful for that might not be easy to say out loud.

Mother's Day is a time to come together and celebrate the important role mothers play in our lives. At American House, we look forward to this special day to show appreciation to our resident mothers.

When it comes to Mother’s Day, whether it’s a gift or time spent with loved ones, all mothers just want to feel loved and appreciated.

Whether it's Mother's Day or any day, our communities appreciate an extra pair of hands to help out. Sign up for an hour or two if you are interested in volunteering at an American House community.

“To the world, you are a mother. To a family, you are the world.”

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