Adopt a grandma this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is going to be a little different for all Australians this year.

While our care homes have reopened for limited visits, mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers in our homes won’t be able to visit with all of their family members.

Even though our residents will be celebrating with each other, and with video and phone calls from their loved ones, we wanted to make their day a little more special.

You can let our aged care residents know that you’re thinking of them by ‘adopting a grandma’ with Visits By Mail this Mother’s Day.

All you need to do is send in your letters, drawings and cards, to wish one or more of our residents a happy Mother’s Day. Whether it’s received by a grandma, a nana, a nonna, or a yiayia, it will add some joy to their day. And don’t forget the men – they’d love to hear from you too.

You can find addresses for all Bupa’s 72 aged care homes here. Then you can pop down to your local care home to drop the letter out the front or send it in the mail.

We know that Mother’s Day can be a difficult time for many, including some of our aged care residents and we expect this will be a particularly challenging year.

We hope this idea can make things a little easier for those separated from their loved ones, or for those who find Mother’s Day a little tough for their own personal reasons.

Many of our care homes have been overwhelmed by the kindness of their communities who have been dropping off gifts and sending well wishes in recent weeks. While we’d love to keep receiving these, please make sure anything you drop off can be wiped down. Any food will need to be in a pre-packaged container.

While guidance from the World Health Organisation says that receiving letters in the mail is safe, we’ll also make sure we wipe all your letters, drawings and cards before we pass them on to our residents.

For more tips on what to include in your letter, read more about Visits By Mail.