May 9, 2017

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate and honor the mothers and important women in our lives. If your mother is living in a retirement community, there are plenty of creative ways to celebrate Mother’s Day without having to leave the comfort of the community. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, here are a few activities to enjoy on this special holiday.

Mother’s Day brunch

There’s nothing better than sharing a meal as a family. Check with your mother’s retirement community to see if dining services provides a special Mother’s Day meal, or arrange reservations for a local restaurant. Social time is a great way to combat feelings of loneliness in seniors, so be sure to invite the entire family to join in on the fun.

Enjoy playing card or board games

Playing cards or board games is a fun and easy way to pass the time in the comfort of your mother’s retirement community. Games like Scrabble, Monopoly, checkers, or chess are easy to learn and play, especially on a rainy spring day. Invite grandchildren to visit and play – they may even learn a new game!

Have a spa day

You don’t have to travel far or spend a lot of money to pamper your mother with a spa day. Some retirement communities offer on-campus beauty salons where you can purchase gift cards. You can also bring the spa to her by providing goodies like nail polish, face cream, and hand lotion. Go the extra mile by giving her a manicure or pedicure, and make sure she’s well rested and relaxed. A spa day is a wonderful way to pamper your mother from the comfort of her own home.

Take a stroll

If the weather is nice, a spring stroll is a perfect activity to enjoy on Mother’s Day. Walking is a great source of low-intensity exercise, especially for seniors. Many retirement villages also offer paved, scenic walking trails, so you don’t need to go far to enjoy a peaceful walk and quality time spent with your mother.