Time for Mother’s Day 2015 in San Diego!
Mother’s Day 2015 takes place on Sunday, May 10 and of course it’s NEVER too early to book your Mother’s Day brunch or early dinner. A few of Love 2 Live’s favorite places to take mom for brunch are:
- on the high end – The Lodge at Torrey Pines and Rancho Bernardo Inn’s Veranda or Avant
- mid-range – Barefoot Bar and Grill at the Princess Resort or 94th Aero Squadron on Clairemont Mesa
- cooking a delicious meal at home is fun, too. I always did this for my mom and she appreciated getting her favorite foods in the comfort of her home.
All of these have wheelchair accessibility and the option to sit outside in San Diego’s glorious natural surroundings. Mention to the wait staff that mom may get tired early and need the food in to-go containers. Also, leave with plenty of time to get from parking to your seat. Mom shouldn’t be rushed on her day.
Mother’s Day Activities When Mom Has Alzheimer’s or Dementia
Mother’s Day can be a challenge when mom’s mood is impacted by worsening Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Increase the chances that you’ll make happy memories when you seriously consider what mom can handle as far as conversation, energy expenditure and movement.
As for gifts, chances are, mom stopped acquiring things long ago. What she craves most are meaningful experiences with you, where you enjoy each other. Put more emphasis on the experience and opportunity to spend time together than a big production with lavish gifts and activities that may be beyond her.
You keep Mother’s Day 2015 in San Diego simple when you:
- propose an activity you and she used to do together: gardening, cooking, crafts, sewing, seeing animals, exploring nature, playing cards, listening to music, watching a movie together.
- arrange and go through photos together, discussing the people and places shown
- pamper her sense of touch by doing her hair, fingernails or rubbing lotion into her hands. You can even consider a quiet and limited day at the spa or beauty salon together. Massage spas often have masseurs who specialize in older clients. What a treat for mom and for you if you both go!
- ask her companion or caregiver what time of day she is most energetic and alert and schedule your activity or visit for that time.
- keep it positive; if mom walk away or her attention drifts, resist the urge to bark at her. Instead, entice to rejoin you by saying, “Mom? Can you walk here with me?” or “I just mentioned your sister, Lucy. What show were you two in together?”
- read to her from her favorite poetry or books. Consider humor or historical essays, too.
- put your hand on her arm or shoulder as you interact. We all crave touch and seniors get less of it than other age groups.
Love 2 Live Helps You Enrich Mom’s Life
If you need any more help planning Mother’s Day 2015 in San Diego, don’t hesitate to call us at 619-291-4663. At this point, we’re experts in the perfect Mother’s Day! We’re happy to share what’s worked and what activities we’ve learned to stay away from.
Special days like Mother’s Day break us out of our routine and help give us perspective about the importance of the loved ones in our lives. Everyone at Love to Live, even office staff, has cared for a senior loved on at some point in his or her life. We all know well the need for respite care, after surgery care and even daily companionship. Our caregivers benefit from the backup of our office staff and our extensive senior care educational database. If your mom or another loved one could use some household help, transportation or other services, do not hesitate to call 619-291-4663 with any questions. Follow us on Facebook and sign up for our email newsletter to stay current on senior care options and ideas in San Diego. You can even schedule a free, no-obligation in-home assessment.