Celebrating Mother’s Day at Senior Living

May 8, 2017

Transitioning a parent into a senior living community is never easy. It’s common for loved ones to feel isolated and sad during their first few months, so family members must visit frequently, especially on specific holidays. While spending time with seniors during Thanksgiving and Christmas is a no-brainer, people can’t overlook occasions such as Mother’s Day.

Here’s how family members can celebrate Mother’s Day with their mothers, grandmothers, aunts, or other lovely ladies in their lives living in a senior living community:

Go to the Theater

Is there a film or show your loved one has wanted to see? If so, Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to do so. According to Parents magazine, if family members feel uncomfortable being out and about, people could bring the event to them. Whether setting up a projector to watch old family movies or having children perform a few songs or skills, mothers will be happy to relive old memories and create new ones.

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“Family members can set up a mani/pedi station for their loved ones.”

Create a Homemade Spa

Moms deserve to be pampered on this memorable holiday. They may not want to muss over themselves on Mother’s Day, but family members can show their loved ones the treatment they deserve by bringing the spa to the senior living community, according to U.S. News & World Report. People could set up a mani/pedi station or hire a hair professional to perform a cut or trim to indulge loved ones on this special occasion.

Don’t Count out Flowers

There’s a reason stores order additional flower arrangements before Mother’s Day. According to About Flowers, the event accounts for 25 percent of the floral purchases made for the holidays.

While this trend may seem old-fashioned, it will never go out of style. Family members should consider giving flowers on Mother’s Day, as loved ones always appreciate them. The traditional gesture can be shared as a stand-alone action or in addition to another gift, depending on the person’s preferences. Giving a loved one her favorite flower is a smart way to make someone feel valued. Just remember to order them in advance, The Spruce recommended.

Ask for Insight

Every woman is different and will want to spend this memorable holiday in her own way. Family members should ask their female loved ones what they want to do for Mother’s Day. Some may look forward to time outside the senior living community with their grandchildren doing activities like walking or arts and crafts. Others may prefer to have their loved ones visit their new home, making the environment more familiar. No matter what their choice, asking for people’s insight will ensure family members plan a Mother’s Day celebration that won’t be forgotten, according to Aging Care.

Mother’s Day is a time to show appreciation and gratitude. Although loved ones may currently live in an assisted living community, family members can still show female role models that they’re valued.

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