Mother's Day Ideas for Seniors

May 5, 2022

No matter her age, every mother wants to spend quality time with the people she cares about most on Mother’s Day. Whether you're planning a family brunch or taking a simple walk in the park, spending quality mother-child time together will mean a lot to your mom or senior loved one.

To help you have a special day, here are some suggestions of what to do this Mother’s Day. Even if one of these ideas may not sound perfect for her, this list is sure to get your creative juices flowing and help you think of something she’ll enjoy.

1. Take Her Out For a Meal

This is the perfect opportunity to take your senior mother to her favorite spot in town for some delicious food. If your mother would prefer to stay at home, cooking an old family recipe or your mom’s favorite meal together is a great thing to do for Mother’s Day!

2. Go for a Picnic

Since the warm weather has arrived, get outside and prepare a picnic for you and your mom. It’s a great way to catch up, get some fresh air, and eat some tasty snacks that you both will enjoy.

3. Spend the Day on Her Hobbies

Everyone has something they are passionate about or just simply like doing, so find something that you know your mom will love and do it together. If your mother is an art-lover, take her to a museum. If she likes sports, take her to a baseball game. Or if she simply likes spending time with the family, organize a family get together!

4. Play Board Games or Cards

Spending time playing a cards, a board game, or trivia can be therapeutic, relaxing, and fun! Choose a game that you both enjoy and use this as an opportunity to catch up as well.

5. Bake Together

Embrace the holiday and bake some delicious treats with your mother such as cakes, brownies, or cookies. Baking is a fun activity to enjoy with a loved one, and eating your baked goods afterwards is even better! Sitting down and catching up over treats is a great way to spend the day.

6. Watch a Movie

There’s nothing better than to sit back, relax, and watch a movie. Check out a matinee at the movie theatre or enjoy a movie at home with some homemade popcorn. Enjoy your time together and watch your favorite movie or television show.

Choose some of these Mother’s Day activity ideas and celebrate this special day with your senior loved one. Remember, it doesn't matter what you do, but spending time together will make it memorable. 


Enlivant communities offer a number of activities for your loved one to enjoy, making every day a memorable one.