5 Mother’s Day Activities to do with your Elderly Mum
Give the gift of time this Mother's Day and do something you can enjoy together!
Give the gift of time this Mother’s Day and do something you can enjoy together!
Mother’s Day is about more than just gifts and cards. (They’re nice, though!) It’s an opportunity to spend some quality time with the most important woman in your life.
And there’s no better way to spend that quality time than with one of any number of unique Mother’s Day activities.
Whether a relaxed afternoon reminiscing over afternoon tea or simply staying in a preparing a meal together, there are countless great activities for Mother’s Day that are perfectly suited to an elderly mum.
But we’ve narrowed those options down to just 5 Mother’s Day activities for elderly mums; each guaranteed to brighten her day.
So, if you’re struggling to decide on where to take mum for Mother’s Day, we’ve got a batch of ideas suited to a range of tastes and mobility levels.
Mother’s Day Activities for the elderly who like to get out
If your mum’s partial to adventure, there’re plenty of Mother’s Day activities to scratch that outdoor itch; from a spot of sightseeing to a pot of Darjeeling, you’ll be sure to lift mum’s spirits with our suggestions.
Just be sure to keep any accessibility in mind and enquire in advance if you think there may be an issue.
See the local National Trust sights
An entry in the low-energy, high-reward category of Mother’s Day activities, a spot of local sightseeing is an ideal way to spend some quiet, quality time with your mum.
If you’re local to St. Albans, Ashridge Estate offers miles of beautiful walking paths, suited to a range of activity levels. From short, scenic strolls to longer, brisker walks, there’s a path for everyone, and your mum will love soaking up the scenery with you.
If your mum’s a theatre lover, she’ll be delighted to visit George Bernard Shaw’s house. You could even extend the scope of your Mother’s Day activities by visiting Shaw’s Corner, where you can explore every inch of the world-famous playwright’s family home.
Explore the rooms, browse his collection of artifacts (including an Oscar statue!) and visit his revolving writing hut in the garden.
As activities for Mother’s Day go, it’s amongst the most unique.
Delightful afternoon tea
The epitome of class and refinement, afternoon tea is the perfect activity for Mother’s Day; and a solution if you’re struggling with Mother’s Day activities for the elderly.
Take mum to a luxurious location, including world-famous hotels and gourmet restaurants. Enjoy dainty finger sandwiches, freshly baked cakes, and scrumptious scones with lashings of clotted cream.
Add some fizz with the addition of champagne, or go for an afternoon tea with tasty gin and tonics included.
There’s something for every taste. Empty plates, full stomachs and smiling faces guaranteed.
Indoor Mother’s Day activities for the elderly
If you’re struggling to find suitable outdoor activities for Mother’s Day, you could always narrow your scope and spend time together in the comfort of home.
For many, simply spending time together is enough, and there’re plenty of indoor Mother’s Day activities that are fun, easy, and sure to warm mum’s heart.
Make a scrapbook
If you’re seeking something crafty to do on Mother’s Day, an afternoon spent scrapbooking might be the answer.
Particularly rewarding for people living with dementia, an afternoon spent turning memories into a beautiful hand-crafted scrapbook is a wonderful way to stimulate reminiscence and leave you both with something to cherish.
Easily customisable and perfect for those who prefer peace and quiet, a variety of scrapbooking templates can be found online if you need a little creative inspiration.
Prepare a meal together
The kitchen is the heart of the home. So, why not partner up with mum to prepare her favourite meal?
No matter how you divide the cooking tasks (you should definitely do the washing up), preparing a meal together is a wonderfully low-key way to spend some quality time with your mum, and is guaranteed to provide you both with a warm, cosy feeling.
Spend an afternoon taking it easy
Looking for a more relaxed Mother’s Day activity? Why not simply… relax?
No matter how you choose to spend a lazy day at home together – whether flicking through photo albums or reminiscing over a cup of tea – a little rest and relaxation is an ideal way to spend time with your mum.
And, if you’re looking to up the ante just a little, you could always try some puzzles, card games or crosswords.
From Scrabble to solitaire, games are a fantastic way to spend time together and will offer some stimulation if your mum prefers to put her mind through its paces.
Just don’t get too competitive. You’ll lose. Your mum’s better at these games than you are.
Mani-pedi at home
And we round out our list of Mother’s Day activities with an entry for mums partial to a touch of glam.
Treat your mum like the queen she is with an at-home manicure and pedicure. Bring along her favourite colour varnish and coat her nails for added everyday style. Finish off with a gentle hand massage for a real professional experience.
Whether you’re taking her out or staying in together, there are plenty of fun ways to enjoy Mother’s Day with your elderly mum.
And remember, there is no one-size-fits-all answer for where to take mum on Mother’s Day, the trick is to plan something that you know she’ll love; no matter how small it may seem.
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