Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show mom your appreciation. However, it can be difficult to decide what activities will be most enjoyable and appropriate for mom if she’s living out her golden years. Instead of trying to spend quality family time in a crowded restaurant, why not try a more pleasant alternative that your loved one will truly enjoy?
To get your creative juices flowing, the caregivers from New Hampshire Home Care Assistance share a few fun activities, perfect to do with your aging mom on Mother’s Day.
- Visit a museum. Many people have never visited the museums in the area they live. Visiting a local history or art museum is a great way to enjoy some time with your older loved one and hear some stories about their past. Many museums also offer reduced rates for seniors and children, so this can be an economical and education trip, as well.
- Go to a botanical garden or a park. If the weather is pleasant, you and your loved one can spend some time outside in a botanical garden or park, and enjoy nature without too much physical exertion. Invite the entire family and take a picnic with you to make a day of it!
- Attend a grandchild’s sporting event together. With spring upon us, little league and soccer seasons are just ramping up. If you have a son or daughter playing, consider asking your mom to the game. While attending a baseball or soccer game is part of the norm for you, the joy of watching a grandchild play a sport can be extremely rewarding for her.
- Create homemade gifts. We’ve all heard that the best gifts are those from the heart. Consider getting your family and children together to craft a gift for your mom. Whether it’s a scrapbook with beloved family photos, a card from your son or daughter, or a jar filled with pieces of paper that describe what you love about her, a thoughtful gift can go a long way.
- Share a family meal at home. While families often gather for holidays such as Thanksgiving, it can be fun to gather everyone together for a holiday like Mother’s Day. Call your siblings, invite your cousins and share a meal together. If you don’t want to leave one person to all the cooking and cleaning, make it a pot luck and enjoy a taste of everything.
With a little bit of thought and consideration, you can make this Mother’s Day one to remember. To learn more about promoting mom’s safety, comfort and quality of life at home, don’t hesitate to reach out to Home Care Assistance of New Hampshire today. We offer flexible care for seniors, including specialty services such as post-stroke, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and dementia care in New Hampshire. Call us at 603-471-3004 to request free information or a complimentary, no-obligation consultation.