Celebrating Mother's Day in a Senior Living Community may look a little different, but there are so many wonderful ways you can spend time with the mothers and motherly figures in your life on this special day. Celebrating together and making memories with one another is a wonderful way to strengthen bonds and enjoy Mother’s Day weekend with the special people in your life.
Whether you are spending the day out and about in town or looking for activities you can do in the comfort of your community, there are so many ways to celebrate. Here are some of our favorite ideas of how you can spend this coming Mother’s Day with your loved ones.
Share a Meal Together
Those near their loved ones can enjoy celebrating the day together in person. Going out for a meal, such as brunch or lunch, can be a great option. Make a reservation at a local restaurant and enjoy a meal without the hassle of cleaning or cooking.
Alternatively, many Senior Living communities will host a lunch, mother’s day tea, or meal on or around Mother’s Day. This is a great way to enjoy time with your loved ones right in the comfort of home. It also is a wonderful no-hassle option that eliminates the need for transportation which can be daunting for some older adults. Reach out to your community to see what they have planned this Mother’s Day.
Visit a Park or Garden
Looking to go out for the day? Visiting a local botanical garden or park is a great way to spend Mother’s Day. Whether you opt for an indoor garden, zen japanese garden, a stroll around a neighborhood park, or a walk bay or lake side, there are lots of ways to get outside and enjoy spring flowers and nature.
Prefer to stay close to home? Many senior living communities have walking paths and courtyards where you can take a stroll with mom or relax and enjoy some fresh air. For added fun, consider a gardening activity like seed planting, flower arranging, or gardening in pots or planters. Not only is this a fun activity for all ages, but you will be able to enjoy the plants or flowers all spring long, and have a wonderful reminder of a fun activity.
Share Meaningful Memories or Places
Reminiscing and looking back at mothers days past can be a great way to share meaningful memories with one another. If you are nearby, taking a drive or walk around old neighborhoods can bring up nice memories of the past.
Alternatively, creating or viewing family photo books, memory scrapbooks, or even old videos is a wonderful way to spend the day. Let your mom recall and share stories of her life, or connect over past memories as a family. Sharing meaningful moments or mementos with one another will help create even more precious memories.
Relax and Pamper Her
Taking time to pamper mom is a great way to say thank you to her on mother’s day. Book a hair salon appointment or spa day for a truly pampering experience. This is a great activity you can do with your mom, or give as a gift for her to use at another time.
For those who would rather stay close to home, many senior living communities have in-house salons or beauty parlors where mom can feel pampered. You can also bring your own supplies for a DIY spa day, including nail polish for manicures, lotions, eye masks, face masks, or any treatments you like! From young kids to grandmothers, everyone can enjoy this activity together. And if you can’t be with your mom in person, an at home spa kit makes a great gift to send from afar.
Schedule a Video Call
If you can’t get everyone together in one place to celebrate, schedule a video chat with mom! With all the different video chat services out there, it has never been easier to talk to a large group all at once. Chat with family and loved ones, play a game together, or take turns sharing memories and favorite moments from years past. Having a video chat makes it easy for everyone to get involved, no matter where you live.
Whether you are able to be together in person with those you love on mothers day or can connect from afar, being able to spend time with one another is a meaningful way to celebrate.
There are lots of ways to celebrate Mother’s Day, no matter if you want to go out and about, or stay in the comfort of a senior living community. From activities to reminiscing, or sharing a good meal with one another, a little gesture can go a long way. You may also consider inviting others within the community to share in the celebrations, so everyone gets a chance to experience this great day.
Considering whether or not a senior living community is right for your mom? Come out and visit us to see all that we do to ensure your mom or loved one is living their best life with us. We have nearly 100 communities across the country. Visit Pacifica Senior Living’s website, or reach out to us to find a community in your area.