Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, but as someone with aging parents, you may not be sure what meaningful things you can do for your mom on this special day. Don’t let it become challenging and stressful to think about the approaching holiday. This guide will give you ideas for gifts and activities to make it a fun day for all!
The Thoughtful Gift of Giving Something Practical
Sometimes the helpfulness of a gift makes it even better. If your mom is still living alone maybe investing in a subscription food service can help out with her worrying of needing to cook and you worrying if she’s eating properly. Hiring people to help out around the yard or home can also take a load off of both parties!
There is Nothing Better than Time Spent Together
Spending time with a loved one is all they need, many think of vouchers that your mom can “cash in” for things like a spa day, movie night, or even a meal at their favorite place! Schedule a day of fun with your mom enjoying stuff she likes to do and activities that interest her! Take your mom shopping at the nearby mall or visit the park down the street! Even something as simple as a nice walk together can leave such memorable moments and an enjoyable Mother’s Day.
If your mom has desired to start a garden, let today be the day you get out there and start it! Plant seeds and plants together. Use this activity to allow you to spend more time with your loved one in the future to help with things like upkeep of the new garden.
Get The Family Together
Mothers love nothing more than being around their family, so including everyone in the day’s plans may be the best you can do and the greatest gift! Having a family meal at home where everyone can reminisce and spend time with your loved one or gathering the whole family to meet at her assisted living center to join in on their activities will do the trick!
Mother’s Day with Cognitive Disabilities
Give your mom a walk down memory lane with a collection of keepsakes, pictures and other possessions that are near and dear to their hearts. Throw in a CD or playlist full of their favorite tunes through the years for them to easily access when they want great memories.
With technology making video editing simple through the numerous smartphone apps available, you can gather family photos and personal videos to share with your loved one.
Gifts and Activities for Limited Mobility
Bring the spa to your mom by making an at-home spa kit! Grab some face masks, hot towels, and nail polish for a full day of pampering without the worry of leaving home! Just crafting with you and any grandkids can also be enjoyable and relaxing and can produce something to save as a memory of the time spent together. If your parent has limited mobility buying them an adult coloring book or puzzle can help them pass the time. Getting ahold of their favorite novel and reading aloud to them can also be enjoyable.
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