Digital Photo Frame
Make Mom smile with a digital photo frame! The photos will make her feel connected and provide both emotional and intellectual wellness. Did you know that you can upload pictures directly to the frame from your location in some models? For example, if your mom is missing out on graduation, you can snap photos on your smartphone and send them directly to the frame through an app for her to see instantly. It is an excellent way to make her feel like she is there with you. Digital photo frames come in all sizes and different designs; they range from $30-$200. The most expensive versions have larger screen sizes and more storage space. The larger screen is an excellent option for seniors because they can see the little details of the photos better.
Essential Oil Diffuser
Create an aromatherapy experience for your mom. Lavender, peppermint, and lemon are some of the most popular aromas for stimulating emotional and environmental wellness. Lavender provides a light, floral scent that promotes calmness and reduces stress. Peppermint creates a rejuvenating sensation that awakens the senses with a fresh and uplifting aroma that is great for easing headaches and nausea and is also great for increasing energy. Lemon is excellent for creating a fresh smell that is great for fighting exhaustion and reducing depression. Your mom will appreciate the stimulating aromas when she is home during the day and before bedtime too. The benefits of aromatherapy for seniors are bountiful. Diffusers come in several varieties of shapes, styles, and sizes. They range in price from $20-$200.
An Experience Gift
Take your mom on a special date for Mother’s Day! The experience gift can be an activity she’s never tried before or something you already know she likes. For experiences, consider a new restaurant, a museum she’s never visited, or a road trip to explore a nearby small town. Also, consider taking her out to the movies, or driving to a place special to her heart. The drive down memory lane could include the house you grew up in, the hospital you were born in, or a beautiful park or nearby garden. A date with mom will provide her with social and intellectual wellness.
Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 8th this year. Enjoy the special time with your mother. For more information on Melody Living Lake in the Hills’ assisted living and memory care, give us a call today at 847.957.7070.