Mother’s Day is a great time to remind your aging parent (aunts and grandma’s, too) that you appreciate all they have done! Take this opportunity to make your senior loved one feel special by doing some fun activities together. Need a few suggestions? Leading Grand Rapids senior care provider, Home Care Assistance, suggests the following.
1. Connect with family members
Have some family members write heartfelt letters to Mom for her to open on Mother’s Day, or make time to have a phone call or Skype session with loved ones who are far away.
2. Schedule a visit with a fluffy friend
If your Mom likes animals, bring a dog over to visit or ask the Grand Rapids, MI caregiver if they have an animal to bring. Animals can be therapeutic and calming. Just make sure pets are low-key before introducing them to your elderly parent in order to avoid a stressful situation.
3. Enjoy a peaceful evening out
Take Mom out for a change of scenery. Instead of sitting at home and watching a movie, find a movie-screening event in your area that is showing classics from your parent’s youth. Make the evening even more special for Mom by going to a play, opera, or symphony performing in your area.
4. Take a class
Mother’s Day is a great time to try something new. Go to a painting class together or learn to make pottery. If you’re into accessories, try jewelry making. If there’s anything your Mom has always wanted to learn, today is the day. You will have fun just being together and you’ll have a souvenir to remember the day.
5. Get the grandchildren involved
Make sure the grandkids stop by for a visit with Mom on this special occasion. If they are young children, have them show grandma what they have learned in school or have them sing her a song. Older grandchildren can make personalized gifts or get grandma some of her favorite treats.
6. Pamper her
Does your senior loved one enjoy getting her hair done? If so, make an appointment for her with her favorite hairdresser. Schedule a manicure or gather materials for a relaxing bubble bath. Or make an appointment at a local spa. Treat your senior loved one like the queen she is on her special day!
If you’re unable to be near your aging parent on Mother’s Day but want to ensure she’s taken care of, reach out to Home Care Assistance. Our hourly and live-in caregivers in Grand Rapids can help mom out with cooking, cleaning, transportation, medication reminders, and provide emotional support and companionship beyond the holiday. Give a trusted Care Manager a call at 616-243-0835 to schedule a no-obligation consultation today.