What most moms want for Mother’s Day is to spend quality time with people they love. Whatever you do doesn’t need to be complicated or expensive.
To help you celebrate, we rounded up 14 Mother’s Day activities for seniors. Even if none of these ideas are perfect for your mom, this list is sure to get your creative juices flowing and help you come up with something she’ll love.
7 activities for seniors who like to go out
These activities are great for those who enjoy getting out of the house. They can be done together with lots of family and friends or one-on-one for some quiet time together.
1)Share a nice meal at their favorite restaurant. It doesn’t have to be fancy, just a place they really enjoy.
2)If the weather is nice, go to the park for a picnic or a walk.
3)Visit a botanical garden to take in the beautiful flowers. You could also bring a picnic lunch!
4)Take your sports fan to a ball game – whether it’s a local or national team, it’s sure to be a good time.
5)Walk leisurely through a nice indoor or outdoor shopping mall. Indoor malls are great during bad weather, there’s plenty of seating for taking breaks, places to get snacks and drinks, and lots of bathrooms. Plus, it’s fun to window shop!
6)Art lovers may enjoy visiting a nearby museum. A good conversation starter is to ask them about the pieces they like best.
7)For someone who is really excited about a hobby (examples: music, fishing, dancing), enjoy that activity with them or join in a class they take.
7 activities for seniors who like to stay in
These activities are perfect for those who enjoy staying home. Many are good for including family and friends and others are better one-on-one.
1) Cook their favorite meal or get takeout from their favorite restaurant. Arrange the food on nice plates and decorate the table a bit. You could even go all out with candles, flowers, and fancy china!
2) Relax together while watching a favorite movie or TV program.
3)For avid readers, consider reading aloud to them from a book of their choice. You could even take turns reading.
4)Bake cookies or cook a favorite dish together. Their participation can range from working side-by-side with you to helping mix a few ingredients to keeping you company in the kitchen and being your taste tester.
5)Enjoy a sparkling non-alcoholic “cocktail” as way to fancy-up afternoon snack time. Just add sparkling juice or bubbly water to lemonade, juice, or iced tea and put it in a pretty cup!
6)Play cards or a board game together.
7)Throw a casual potluck party where everyone brings a dish and spends the afternoon relaxing, chatting, and eating together.