Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day with Seniors
Mother's Day has a special meaning in senior living communities. For many seniors living in these communities, Mother's Day is an opportunity to reflect on their own experiences as mothers, and to celebrate the bond they share with their children and grandchildren.
For some seniors, Mother's Day may be a time of reflection and gratitude; to remember the love and support they received from their mothers throughout their lives.
In senior living communities, Mother's Day is often celebrated with special events and activities that honor and recognize the mothers in the community. These events can include brunches, teas, craft activities or outings.
Are you looking for new ways to celebrate the amazing mothers in your life? Why not take advice from the source!
We asked the mothers in our senior living communities, and it is 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
Here are some ideas that combine spending quality time with mom while doing something you both enjoy:
Picnic: Take mom 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 she enjoy attending at her community? Join 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 always wanted to see? Or maybe she is more of a baseball fan? Surprise her with tickets and make it 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, not just mothers, loves a basket full of all their favorites! Drinks, candy, snacks, books, puzzles, games…all good stuff to keep them busy and happy in the upcoming days!
Pen pals: Go back in time! 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 baked goods. It’s a great time to jot down and save family recipes.
Family photoshoot: Take professional family photos. These are great mementos for the whole family to display, and mom can show off her family to friends when they visit her apartment!
Thank you letter: Have you ever actually thanked your mom for all the things you are thankful for? 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 in our seniors living communities to come together and celebrate the important role mothers play in our lives, and to show appreciation for the resident mothers. It is a day to reflect on the memories, love and joy that mothers bring to our lives, and to honor their contributions to our families and communities.
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.
“To the world, you are a mother. To a family, you are the world.”
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