Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and you are aware of how important this day can be for moms in retirement communities. Spending time with children and grandkids can be wonderful, but living apart from family can also make it feel lonely. Therefore, it is your responsibility to make sure that everyone in your community, regardless of their situation, feels valued and cherished on Mother’s Day.
This article shares how our retirement community in Montgomery County, TX, celebrates Mother’s Day with its residents.
By Including Family, Friends and Caregivers in the Celebrations
We get in touch with family members and other close friends. We inform the loved ones of the residents of the celebration plans, ask them to participate, and solicit their input. We offer to assist if the resident’s family members are organizing their own event. Families who feel connected to and supported by the retirement community where their loved one resides are more likely to support and advocate for the community. This is why our guest list is not limited to family members. Retiring in Houston, TX, becomes complete for every mother with a strong care team consisting of caregivers and a medical team. We include them all!
By Engaging Residents to Participate in the Planning Process
We engage residents in organizing Mother’s Day celebrations for the entire community. Residents who participate in organizing committees for in-house events feel more connected to their communities and are more satisfied with their living conditions. We do this by putting out a call for event volunteers, soliciting ideas for activities, or approaching residents whom we believe would benefit from getting involved.
By Making the Celebrations Accessible to Everyone
We ensure that every event is available to all of our residents. No resident feels excluded due to accessibility problems. We do this by keeping in mind the physical and mental limitations of our residents. We strive to include virtual components such as video-calling, thereby making events accessible for families who might not be able to participate in person. When we send out invitations to families, we also include information about alternatives for remote attendance.
By Customizing the Event to Each Resident’s Interests
We never compromise on our residents’ satisfaction and comfort. They should feel appreciated and celebrated when organizing and hosting a party. We include customizations such as unique name cards during special meals, personalizing invitations with names, and emphasizing personal information and accomplishments while participating in activities. We gather information in advance from friends or families of resident mothers to make customizations that can surprise them.
By Capturing and Sharing Memorable Moments
We help families prepare video messages for their mothers in case they can’t make it in-person for the event. Thanks messages from resident mothers are also sent to their loved ones. Our professional team members make your Mother’s Day event even more memorable with custom photography and videography services.
Our retirement community in Montgomery County, TX, celebrates Mother’s Day like every other community in the region. The difference lies in the extra mile that we go to care for our resident mothers on their special day!