Father’s Day is an important occasion where we honor our father figures for everything that they have done for us. It is the day when we are extra thoughtful because we want them to know we care. However, planning on what to do and what to give can be a challenge if your dad, uncle, or friend is in senior housing. For most senior adults in senior homes, the gift of time from family the most treasured present that will be treasured forever.
Now that Father’s Day is approaching, what can you do with your loved one on that day?
Father’s Day is Just Around the Corner
Father’s Day has been celebrated as St. Joseph’s Day every 19th of March since the middle ages for Catholic countries in Europe.
In the United States, it is celebrated every third Sunday of June since 1910. Since then, many regions and countries in the world adopted the yearly celebration, but on various dates while some have maintained their traditions of honoring the pillars of the family.
The celebration of fatherhood in Catholic Europe dates to 1508. This was commonly celebrated on March 19 as the feast of St. Joseph, referred to in Catholicism as the “Nourisher of the Lord” and the recognized father of Jesus according to Southern Europe tradition.
The customary celebration was then brought by the Spanish and Portuguese to America which was actively supported by the Catholic Church. The Coptic Orthodox Church also celebrates fatherhood on St. Joseph’s Day.
Until today, fatherhood is celebrated worldwide every March 19, but on the third Sunday in June each year. This year, fathers in senior housing and the rest of the world will be honored on Sunday, June 19, 2022.
Gift Ideas for Dads in Senior Housing
Finding the perfect gift for your dad was easy back then. But now, it can be a challenge, particularly, if Dad, uncle, in-law, or someone dear to you lives in senior housing.
But here are some suggestions that will help you find the perfect gift for someone in a senior facility.
Give them the gift of freedom from preparing their meals. A month or two worth of prepared meals by a reliable food server will guarantee that your loved one is religiously following diet restrictions. Plus, most of these food caterers offer an array of meal plans to choose from with no minimum orders.
An emergency flashlight with a charging port can be an awesome gift and lifesaver for senior dads.
This would be the perfect gift for dads who love to go fishing, camping, hiking, or going on adventures outdoor. Or even if not the adventurous type, a survival kit is still an investment since this is good to have at home or in the car in case of an emergency.
This is the ultimate Father’s Day gift that almost everyone in senior housing would want to have. This gadget can alleviate muscle tension, soreness, and fatigue for a relaxing day without leaving the comfort of the room.
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