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8 Ways to Help Celebrate Mother's Day

By Katie Gilbert

Mother’s Day is meant to be a day to celebrate mom. If your mom is aging or has a disability, the day may be even more important for the two of you as an opportunity to celebrate the many years you have shared together.

If you are looking for ways to celebrate this year, try to find a way you can celebrate that will bring her the most joy. A great tip is to let her interests guide the day. Sharing her interest with someone else might just make her day. Just remember, whether you live close or far away, there are many ideas and ways to help celebrate Mother’s Day that will show mom you care.

8 Fun Way To Celebrate Mother’s Day

  1. Go on a walk to the park with her. A gesture for Mother's Day doesn't have to be extravagant. Spend time outdoors looking at the scenery can be relaxing, while also providing an opportunity for your mom to get out of the house and start moving. 

  2. Join her for brunch at her favorite cafe. Aging seniors may have more energy in the morning. And taking mom to one of her favorite places can be a great way for you to spend time together.

  3. Go see a movie together. A movie can be a great way to celebrate your mom (if she likes movies that is). Take her to see a movie or rent one that she has been wanting to see. Spoil her with a drink and popcorn if she wants. It's her day after all! 

  4. Send her a thoughtful, handwritten card. She will appreciate and cherish your kind words on Mother's Day and for many days to come. Share your love with her by putting it in words. 

  5. Have dinner together.If you plan on having mom over dinner, try keeping them involved in the cooking and keeping any younger guests occupied in a planned activity to limit any noise or confusion. It can also help to ask your aging loved one what they like for the dinner to help them feel respected and involved in the day.

  6. Give her a call. If you can't be with your mom on Mother's Day, it doesn't mean you can't show her how much you care. Give her a call or Skype her so you can make her day.

  7. Participate with her in her favorite activity. By doing what your mom wants to do, you can show her that you really care. Especially if your mom has a disability or isn't in good health, doing something she can do is important.

  8. Send flowers to let her know you’re thinking of her.What girl doesn't like flowers? Send your mom a beautiful bouquet whether you live close or far away.

We know that however you choose to celebrate, you just want to show mom that you care on mother’s day. When an aging loved on has a disability or is otherwise impaired, it can be meaningful to just plan a day where you can spend time with them in a peaceful environment.

Remember, whatever you choose to do this mother’s day the ultimate goal should be to have fun and show your aging loved one that you are thinking about them.

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