Quality time important to share on Mother’s Day

Spending quality time with the important women in your life is a wonderful and thoughtful way to celebrate Mother’s Day.

elderly woman being assisted by nurse

Activities are perfect for older adults who enjoy getting out of the house. They can be done together with family and friends or one-on-one for quality time together.

  1. Share a relaxed meal at their favorite restaurant. It doesn’t have to be a fancy place, just somewhere they really enjoy.
  2. Visit a nearby park to enjoy a picnic or a leisurely stroll.
  3. Stroll through a shopping mall to window shop and people watch. Outdoor malls are fantastic in good weather. Indoor malls have the advantage of being temperature controlled. Generally, malls have ample seating for taking breaks, plenty of snacks and drinks, and lots of bathrooms.
  4. Visit a botanical garden to see some beautiful flowers. If the weather is nice, you could also bring a picnic lunch.
  5. Art lovers may enjoy visiting a nearby museum. A good conversation starter is to ask them open ended questions about the pieces they like best.
  6. For someone who is really excited about a hobby (like art, gardening, music), do the activity with them or join in a class they take.
  7. Take a sports fan to watch a live game – whether it’s a local or national team, it’s sure to be a good time.
  8. Throw a potluck where everyone brings a favority dish and spends time together chatting and enjoying the company of family.
  9. Enjoy a ‘mocktail’ together.
  10. Play cards or a boardgame.
  11. Relax together while watching a favorite move or simply listen to music that brings back happy memories and reminisce.
  12. Spend some time in the garden together or even creating a container garden of herbs that can be picked for daily meal preparation.

    Happy Mother’s Day!