Getting Out: 10 Fun Activities To Do With Your Elderly Mother

A mother never tires of her daughter’s company. Day trips help you stay connected and have fun together. The next time you visit your mom, consider taking her on one of these 10 fun outings.

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1. Learn a New Craft

Your mom may be an avid knitter, skilled artist or enthusiastic photographer. If so, spend the day enjoying her favorite craft while learning new skills together in a class. Expand your horizons and learn a new craft as you make memories together.

2. Explore a Museum

From paintings to sculptures, museums house fabulous collections of artwork. Buy tickets to your local museum, and enjoy browsing the beautiful pieces with your mom. Be sure you choose a museum with plenty of seating in case she gets tired and wants to rest.

3. Go Shopping

Simple pleasures like shopping for snacks or a new blouse brighten your mom’s mood. So, spend the day visiting her favorite shops, exploring new stores and enjoying your retail therapy together.

4.  Attend a Concert

Whether your mom likes classical or classic rock, buy tickets to a local concert. Alternatively, attend a play at the local theater, and make sure she sees her grandchildren and grand nieces and nephews in their school concerts.

5. Enter a Poetry Slam

Creating poetry keeps your mom’s mind sharp. Before you start writing, read a few poems together. Then, choose a topic and write a poem or two. When you’re finished, sign up for a poetry reading at a local caf√© or university and share your words with the world.

6. Visit the Pet Store

Cute cats, chipper birds and sleeping hamsters at the pet store entertain you and your mom for hours. You can also use this trip to choose a new companion for your mom. If she’s allowed to have a pet, pick out a fish or small rodent and help your mom set up the aquarium or cage in her apartment.

7. Attend an Educational Lecture, Reading or Seminar

You’re never too old to learn something new! Most museums, libraries, bookstores and universities offer author readings, scholarly lectures and other educational programming regularly throughout the year. Tickets are often inexpensive and if the venue is a public building, it will be handicap-accessible for easy access.

8. Get a Manicure

Pamper yourself and your mom with a manicure. Whether you visit the local nail shop or set up a mini spa at your mom’s dining room table, you’ll both feel relaxed thanks to your manicure.

9. Explore a New Town

For a change of scenery and a fun day excursion, explore a new town. Read about its history before you explore its architecture, shops and restaurants.

10. Visit a Friend

Your mom may be unable to visit her best friend or family members as often as she wants. If so, arrange a visit. Whether you meet at a restaurant or invite the guest to your mom’s home, enjoy socializing and catching up on all the latest news.

Spending the day with your mom gives you a chance to bond. By doing one of these 10 fun activities, you and mom will also have fun!

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