6 Ways to Celebrate Grandma on Mother’s Day
Don’t let Grandma get overlooked this Mother’s Day! Here, some great ideas from Baby Boomer consumer specialist Kate Forgach.
1. House Cleaning Party
Grandmothers with physical limitations might greatly appreciate a thorough housecleaning. You needn’t tackle this venture on your own, however. Put together a posse of those who willing to help out, equip them with the proper tools, and have at it. After all, misery loves company.
2. Old Fashioned Tea Party
Brits from the Victorian era had it right; A tea party is just the thing to cure what ails you. Besides, it makes everyone feel so ladylike that the conversational tone might just get lifted up a peg or two. Get creative with lacy invitations, ladyfingers and cucumber sandwiches.
Ditch the coffee mugs, however, in favor of some fine china. If you don’t have your own, check Google for a list of places that provide rentals or hit the dollar store for inexpensive teacups.
5. Organize a Party for Her Friends
Who says Mother’s Day has to be spent just with family. Perhaps Grandma would appreciate someone organizing her friends for a gals’ get-together…or perhaps just a gathering of family from all generations.
6. Technology Lessons
If your family is far flung, give Grandma a lesson or two in using Skype and other technology that will keep her up to date on everyone’s lives. Of course, not all seniors have difficulties in this area but, at the very least, she may appreciate a good computer debugging.