Celebrating Mother’s Day While Keeping Safe


We’re looking forward to celebrating Mother’s Day! While this year’s celebration will be different due to COVID-19, there are still many ways you can show mom you love her while staying safe.

Schedule a window visit. Say hi to mom from the outside! We’ll have window visits on the patio, with the window closed. Your family member will be provided a phone for communication. Due to social distancing regulations, we are limited to 2 people in the dining room at a time; therefore, visits will be scheduled in 30 minute increments. Please call 828-689-7900 to schedule your visitation time between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Have a Zoom party! Zoom time is extended for Sunday May 10th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; normally these visits are offered Monday through Friday. Visits can be set up in 30 minute increments and need to be scheduled before Friday May 8th at 4:00 pm. Please email shelia.owens@marshillretire.com to schedule a time. Use your Zoom time to have the grandkids perform a skit, sing some songs together, or share your favorite memory with your mom of a time you spent with her. 

Send flowers or balloons. Have mom’s favorite flowers or a big “bouquet” of balloons delivered, or drop them off! For flowers or balloon drop offs, please place either item in the front foyer, between the double doors. There will be a pen and paper for you to write the resident’s name on the gift. Please leave them there for a staff member to collect, sanitize, and deliver. (Deliveries of any kind to your family will continue after Mother’s Day. You simply need to place items in the front foyer with resident’s names attached, and staff will be certain it gets to the resident’s apartment.)

Send mom a gift card from a local store. Let mom choose something she loves from a local restaurant or retail store. Many businesses are offering curbside pickup or will deliver, or mom can wait and shop once stay home orders are lifted.

Send mom some snail mail. Write a letter telling your mother all the things you love about her, or share some funny stories of what you’re doing during quarantine. Let grandkids include pictures they’ve drawn or poems they’ve written. Your mom will have something she can treasure for years to come! 

We’re wishing all the mothers at Mars Hill and everywhere a very happy Mother’s Day!