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6 Mother’s Day Activity Ideas for Seniors

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Mother’s Day is nearly here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to spend time with the important women in your life. While your mother or grandmother will be happy just to spend time with you, planning a special Mother’s Day activity is a great way to show your appreciation. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Mother’s Day with your senior loved one.

Enjoy a meal together

Celebrate Mother’s Day by inviting your family to enjoy brunch or another meal together. Whether you go out to a favorite restaurant or cook at home, sharing a meal with family is a wonderful way to spend quality time together for Mother’s Day. 

Listen to music together

Listening to music is beneficial for people of all ages, and it can be a meaningful way to bond with older loved ones. Find out what type of music your mother or grandmother listened to when she was younger, and play it when your visit. Listening to familiar tunes can help evoke positive emotions and memories, and can be particularly soothing and therapeutic for older adults with memory impairment conditions such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

Craft with grandchildren

Crafting is a hobby that anyone can enjoy, no matter their age. Find easy-to-make springtime crafts that grandchildren can make with their grandparents, such as pressed flowers, decorated wooden picture frames, or handmade Mother’s Day cards. Not only is crafting relaxing and fun, but together you can create a one-of-a-kind gift for the special women in your life.

Do a puzzle or play a game together

If your entire family is visiting your mother or grandmother in a senior living community for Mother’s Day, plan a fun group activity to do together. Most senior living communities have an array of puzzles, board games, cards, and even video games for residents and their families to use when visiting.

Treat her to a manicure

A manicure or pedicure is a thoughtful gift idea for your mother or grandmother, especially she is unable to tend to her nails herself due to joint pain or arthritis. You can schedule an appointment at a nearby salon or have a DIY spa day by bringing lotion, nail polish, and manicure supplies to her home or senior living community.

Plan a picnic

Sunny spring days make for perfect picnic weather. Put together a picnic lunch, grab a soft blanket, and head to a nearby park to enjoy a picnic lunch together for Mother’s Day.

Perhaps the most important gift you can give your mother is the gift of your time! Try incorporating one of these activities into your annual Mother’s Day traditions to show the special women in your life how much you care about them.

Written by Bethany Lutheran Village

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