Making Mother’s Day Special During Social Distancing

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This Mother’s Day won’t look like any that we have experienced before, as we are asked to socially distance ourselves, not visit people that we don’t live with and avoid in-person time with those who are older or immunocompromised. How can you make Mother’s Day special for your senior grandmother or older mother?

Get Creative

If you don’t live with your senior loved one, get creative and think of how you can make them feel extra special on Mother’s Day without being there. Have your children write a poem and recite it on video for their grandmother, or gather them to sing one of her favorite songs. Sending a recording might not be the same as being there, but she will appreciate your thoughtfulness!

Visit Through the Window

It isn’t safe to risk the health of our loved ones with a hug and kiss right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit through the window! If you live close to your mother or grandmother, take a drive over to her house and say hello through the window. You can also use this visit to drop off a bouquet of fresh flowers and other treats at the door for her to enjoy. If you gave her a card or gift, you can enjoy watching her open it through the window!

Have a Parade

Do you and any of your siblings or family live near your mother or grandmother? Decorate each of your cars and hold a drive-by Mother’s Day parade. Let her know what time she should look outside and schedule a time to drive by. involve your children, honk your cars and bring some fun and excitement to her street.

Enjoy Memories Together

Video chat with your mother or grandmother and look through photos or videos together. You could also use this chance to ask your loved one questions about her life or memories. Taking a memory walk together is lovely in person, but it can be just as wonderful virtually.

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Deborah Bakalich, Certified Senior Advisor®
Deborah Bakalich, Certified Senior Advisor®
Owner, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA®) & Assisted Living Placement Specialist - Senior Care Lifestyles, LLC provides compassion, guidance and recommendations to families faced with transitioning a loved one into Assisted Living, Dementia/Alzheimer’s Care, Skilled Nursing, Temporary Respite Care or a Continuous Care Retirement Community. Senior Care Lifestyles was founded in 2014 by Deborah Bakalich, a Certified Senior Advisor and graduate from both Towson University and Stevenson. Senior Care Lifestyles is uniquely positioned as a local (not National) Maryland based placement firm familiar with Maryland senior care facilities and in-state financial assistance programs for senior residents. They meet personally with each family to understand the seniors care needs including medical, personal lifestyle preferences, budget, religion and desired geographic location. They pride themselves in locally guiding and educating families through the entire maze of senior living options available and will schedule tours on behalf of the family and accompany the family on visits of communities. They are passionate and committed to finding the perfect match to call home and stays with the family throughout the entire process, every step of the way, until a decision is made, and the senior is safely moved into their new home. Senior Care Lifestyles can also provide the family with trustworthy, vetted, and reputable experts to assist with the transition for organizing, packing, moving, sale of real estate, estate planning, legal services, and determining eligibility for State, Federal and Veterans Benefits to assist with care costs. Deborah is a proud member of the Maryland Senior Resource Network (MSRN) where she has served as Vice President on the Board of Directors. She is a member of the Alzheimer’s Organization, Society of Certified Senior Advisors, Mid-Atlantic Network Group and a member of the Business Opportunity Network (BON).

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