4 Safe Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day with Seniors

Safe Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day with Seniors

Celebrating Mom while keeping her safe requires extra ingenuity in light of Covid-19. Staff at Sunridge Gardens, a senior retirement community in Langley, have an important message along with some suggestions of how to make Mom’s day special in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

“If your Mom lives in a retirement home, please don’t take her out for Mother’s Day,” encourages Shannon Saunders, General Manager at Sunridge Gardens.

“Residents and staff have been making a lot of sacrifices to keep our community free from Covid-19,” says Saunders, “We have to get creative on how to celebrate Mother’s Day without risking everyone’s health and safety.”

Sunridge Gardens recreation staff are thinking outside the box on how to make the day special for residents. They also have four suggestions for how you can show your love to your Mom, Grandma or Great Grandma while keeping her and those around her safe.

  1. Set up a video chat so you can spend some time with her face to face online. Like most retirement communities, Sunridge Gardens has a tablet designated for resident use, and staff are happy to facilitate chats between residents and their loved ones. If you would like to chat with a resident living in a Bria Communities contact us before Friday, May 8.
  2. Send flowers to brighten her day and her suite. Close to our seniors retirement communities are two local businesses that we love— Flowers Beautiful in Tsawwassen and Flowers and Company in Langley. As a bonus, you’ll be supporting local!
  3. Posters, signs and artwork taped to lounge windows bring joy to your loved one and to the other residents who see it.
  4. Deliver a care package that has cards or gift items to open each day to remind Mom that you’re thinking about her. This video shows you how to make a special ‘timed’ care package.