I just paddled the new Dynamic on the Caney Fork in Tenn. this week with the Jackson crew. I think it was the most fun time I have ever had in a kayak. I was surprised how much fun we had an how well it paddled. Super stable, easy to control, easy to roll. You have to try one. Check this video link here from the week before we did it.
You will be able to take your mom out in one of these easily and each would have a blast. CKS just got the Demo in and they also have retail models too