Ronald Reagan was the president who turned National Senior Citizens Day into a yearly event. It's a day for people to celebrate the acts and achievements of senior citizens across the nation. How will you honor your mom on August 21st? Here are four day trips to take her on to show your appreciation for everything she's done for you and your family.
Enjoy a Day at the Beach
If you have a lake or ocean nearby, pack the sunscreen and head to the beach. Bring a picnic or cash for a meal at a nearby cafe or restaurant. Your kids and mom will love searching for seashells, building sand castles, or paddling in the water.
Gather Everyone for a Girl's Day Out
Pamper your mom at a local spa, if that's something you know she'd enjoy. Book a massage or skin treatment and let the staff pamper her for an hour or two. After the spa, you can head to your favorite shops or have lunch out at your mom's favorite restaurant.
Go on a Sunday Drive
Decades ago, many families got into the car for a Sunday drive. The idea was to enjoy being in the same place and looking at the scenery. There was no rush to get anywhere in particular. Higher gas prices brought many Sunday drives to an end. It's likely something your mom loved doing and would enjoy for a day trip. Take a drive along the shores of a local lake, along the coast, or through a national forest. Be sure to get your mom's input on things she'd most like to see.
Tour Local Museums and Historic Sites
Check out some of the local museums and historic sites. You may need to drive to a larger city if you mom lives in a rural area. Historic sites should be easy to find. It may be the childhood home of a U.S. president or a battlefield. Museums can range from art museums to hands-on science museums. Family discounts can make a day at a museum or historic site very affordable. You can also ask your local library if they have passes for patrons.
Don't feel guilty when you have other responsibilities that keep you from spending time with your mom. Home care agencies make sure your mom has a friend to help her with household chores and other activities of daily living. Discover the range of services that can help her out when you're working or taking care of your own home. Call a home care agency today.
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