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Activities To Enjoy On Mother's Day

Elderly mother and her daughter hugging on Mother's Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner! This is the day when we dedicate all our time to our amazing mums and spoil them with our attention. As they get older, it's worth looking for activities that are appropriate for their age and that elderly parents can enjoy.

Here are some ideas for your and your loved ones for Mother's Day - if you already have a Live-in Carer, they can help with the activities and provide additional support to ensure that your loved one has a happy and comfortable Mother's Day! If your mum is still on her own, it is worth considering Live in Care as an option for companionship and safety: Home Care can be personalised to meet the specific needs and preferences of your mum.

  • Cooking or baking together is a great way to spend quality time with your elderly mum on Mother's Day. You can make her favourite dish or try a new recipe together! Cooking together not only allows you to spend time together but also creates an opportunity to reminisce about past memories. We are sure your mum has a limitless list of warming and hearty stews and tasty treats that she used to cook when you were a child!

  • Watching a movie is a classic activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Let your mum choose a movie that she will enjoy, and watch it together. You can also prepare some snacks to enjoy during the movie! Living in Carers provide great companionship and spend time with your loved one watching movies together for the times when you aren't able to visit.

  • If the weather permits, going for a walk is a great way to spend time with your mum on Mother’s Day. You can take a leisurely stroll through a park or go for a walk around your neighbourhood. If you prepare some sandwiches, snacks, and drinks, the walk can turn into a picnic! Why not head to a scenic location to enjoy it? A Live-in Carer can be a great support with walking or moving around, if your loved one has mobility issues.

  • Walking is extremely good for the elderly as they can get the fresh air, get some exercise and socialise with others. Just make sure that they wear appropriate clothes! Wearing comfortable and weather-appropriate clothing help prevent falls, hypothermia, or overheating. Shoes with good support and non-slip soles also help prevent falls, which can be particularly dangerous for older adults. Wearing the right clothes can make a big difference in keeping your mum safe and comfortable while enjoying the benefits of going for a walk.

  • Crafting is a fun and creative way to spend time together! One of the activities that most people absolutely love is making greeting cards. These cards save money and serve as a lovely keepsake allowing the elderly to keep in touch with their loved ones! Another popular craft is string art. It is versatile and can make something very simple to something highly decorative. It can be a fun activity for the elderly who used to knit but find it challenging to keep up with the stitches.

  • Games are a fun way to spend time together. You can play board games, card games, or even games on a tablet or computer. Playing games is very beneficial for the elderly with Dementia or Alzheimer's, as they stimulate the mind.

  • Taking your mum out for lunch or dinner is a great way to celebrate Mother's Day. You can choose a restaurant that serves her favourite food, or try something new. This can bring back the happy memories, so you can share these memories with her!

  • Listening to music is a relaxing and enjoyable activity. You can play her favourite songs or listen to some music from her favourite era. Let her choose the music, it will be so much fun to listen to stories and reminisce!

  • Looking through old photos or watching home videos can be a wonderful way to reminisce about your mum’s memories and share stories - grab a cup of tea, settle down on the sofa and plunge into happy memories!

As you can see, there are many things that can be done with your mum on Mother's Day. Whatever you choose, the most important thing is to spend time together and create lasting memories. With a little creativity and planning, you can make Mother's Day a special day for your mum and yourself.

Live-in Carers can be a great support for you and your mum not only on Mother’s Day, but any other day of the year too. Give our team a call on 01263 319 399 to find out more about Live-in Care and discuss your family requirements.

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