Mother's Day is more than a date on a calendar. It's a way to say "thank you" for everything mom has done for you all throughout the years. It's a special way to recognize her unique personality, her gifts and talents, and to show your appreciation for what she has taught you and shared with you throughout your life.
If Mom is in a personal care home or adult living facility, she may appreciate just being taken out for dinner, a walk in a park or garden, a trip to the movies, day on the Strip or just a visit at your home. Take her preferences into consideration: as people age, their tolerance for noise and hubbub may change and a quiet time spent with a few loved ones may be more than enough excitement. Other seniors love to get out in the hustle and bustle and enjoy a throng of people and the people-watching associated with this busy-ness.
However you choose to celebrate the day, do so with joy and understanding. The mom you remember from childhood may just be a shadow of who she really is now. Ask questions about the past, joke about shared moments. If she enjoys it, play a board game like "Reminiscing," where you can share special times and experiences. The day is about her and what she wants to do, so ask her and she may just surprise you.
Happy Mothers day to all the moms, grandma's, aunties, foster parents and single dads out there. You are appreciated!