by: Melanie Farley
March is Women’s History Month, and a great time to celebrate the inspiring women in your life. Throughout history women and girls have made profound contributions to numerous fields through their dedication and courage.
But, in our youth-obsessed culture, it can be easy to overlook the older women in our lives. Read on, for a few ideas on how to celebrate Women’s History Month with a senior woman in your life!
Explore Memories Through Photos
Take an afternoon to sift through old photos with the senior lady in your life. Enjoying old photos together is a great way to bond with your senior loved one while learning about the courageous life she has led. Old photos are excellent tools to help seniors remember their lives as well.
Feeling crafty? Use the old photos to create a scrapbook together!
Host a Girls Movie Night
What better way to celebrate an older woman in your life, then a movie night with the girls! Try inviting several generations of women in your family: grandmothers, granddaughters, daughters, nieces, etc. Then, pick a movie with a strong female lead, pop some popcorn, and enjoy!
Relax Together with a Spa Day
You don’t have to spend an exorbitant amount of money to enjoy a spa day with your senior loved one. Instead, bring the spa to your living room! Choose one of the many at-home facials on the market, paint each other’s nails, and exchange soothing shoulder massages.
The best part about an at-home spa day is that you have so much time to socialize with your senior loved one. It’s the quality time you spend with her that really shows you care.
A Final Word…
Don’t forget to show the older women in your life some love during Women’s History Month and throughout the year. Whether you choose one of our recommendations, or something else entirely, what’s most important is the quality time you spend with your senior loved one. You will both appreciate it!
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