As an older adult, you may find it difficult to find ways to celebrate Mother's Day with your senior mother. Follow these tips for some unique and meaningful celebrations.

Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day with your Senior Mother

Bethesda Health | May 7, 2019

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show Mom just how much you love and appreciate her. For many of us, however, finding meaningful ways to honor her can be somewhat of a challenge.

Here’s a hint: It’s all about spending quality time with her.

Perhaps your Mom lives at an independent senior living or assisted living community. If so, you might check to see if the community is having a Mother’s Day celebration. Also, many senior living communities offer private dining facilities for a family gathering, but you may need to schedule ahead.

Make sure the Mother’s Day activities you plan are physically manageable for Mom. You may want to consult with the staff about what you are planning, so they can advise you regarding issues or concerns. Also, with advanced notice, staff may be available to assist. Bethesda Senior Support Solutions can provide this service for Bethesda residents and their families.

Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with your senior mother. She is unique, so complement these with your own ideas that let her know you were thinking of her.

6 Special Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day with Your Senior Mother

1. Enjoy a Family Meal or Cook Her Favorite Meal

2. Go to a Park

3. Visit a Botanical Garden

4. Antique Shopping

5. Work Together on a Puzzle or Play a Card Game She Enjoys

6. Spa Day for Mom

Feel free to mix and match any of the above.

Gifts for Mother’s Day

It’s not about the amount of money spent. The best gift you can give your mother is your time and attention. If you can’t be there in person, call or email her. You might also write a letter telling her how much you love and appreciate her. Design a card for her and bring it along with you on Mother’s Day. Have grandkids include notes on what they love about her or a favorite memory.

And don’t forget favorite flowers, snacks, or other gifts chosen with her in mind!

Bethesda’s senior living communities across the St. Louis area welcome visits from family and friends on holidays. To learn more about what our St. Louis Independent Living or Assisted Living communities offer, schedule a tour today.

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