Mother’s Day is around the corner and if your mother lives in an assisted living community, it may limit the items you can give her. Fortunately, even with certain practical constraints, there are a plethora of possibilities for gifting your mother something unique. Here are six thoughtful Mother’s Day gift ideas for your aging mother!
Digital Picture Frame
If your aging mother is living in a retirement community, you can spice up her living space with photos of happy memories with family and friends. A digital photo frame is a wonderful alternative if the space is limited because you can upload multiple pictures to the frame while getting most of the remaining space. You can opt to upload old photos or make an entire slideshow of her wedding, vacations, and other events photos.
Take Her Out
Regardless of their age, your aging mother would consider spending time with her family to be one of the nicest gifts they could receive. You should take note of what she enjoys and create a day filled with them, such as a trip to the movies or her favorite restaurant. Mother’s Day gifts don’t have to be lavish, sometimes making plans with her is just what she needs.
Getting her small appliances might be an excellent way to spice up your mother’s senior living space as well as make it convenient for her. If her retirement community lacks a kitchen or stovetop, that problem can be solved by getting her an electric kettle. You should consider the various tasks that your aging mother could use help with so that you can come up with better gift options that are both convenient and thoughtful!
Warming or Massage Pillow
It’s common for your aging mother to feel persistent pain and aches as she ages. A massage or warming pillow can bring comfort to your mother so that she can relieve the pain and at the same time, decorate her living space. These kinds of gifts are useful as they may be tucked away in different places and can be used when seated or lying down.
If your mother is someone who likes to keep fit and make her steps count, getting her a wearable activity tracker could be a great gift. It can also act as an excellent motivator for her to go on walks or even encourage her to join the gym class at her retirement community.
A tablet is the easiest form of gadget to start with if your loved ones are reluctant to technology. The wide screens make it easier for our loved ones to read than phones and they’re also more portable than laptops. It’s an easy-to-use gift and is something that could keep your mother company. You can pre-install games or applications that you think your mother will enjoy. You should also download Skype or other video messaging applications to make it simpler for her to stay connected with her family members.
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