How to Celebrate Father’s Day with Your Dad in Senior Housing
When you were younger, Father’s Day meant spending time out with your Dad eating at your favorite restaurant, going to the park to play, and just having a great time together. But now that your dad is in senior housing, you might be having a harder time deciding how to celebrate the important day.
Here are some ideas:
Bring his favorite food
For sure, you have one or two favorite diners or restaurants to go to whenever you went out with your dad.
So, why not bring him back to those days even if he’s already in senior housing? You could order all your favorite foods and set up a picnic. Share good food and reminisce on those good, old memories together.
Take a virtual museum tour
If your Dad loves going to museums, you can give him that same experience by booking a virtual museum tour in one of the many popular museums around the world.
Now you don’t need to travel to experience the work of his favorite artist or exhibit. You can enjoy the feeling of exclusivity knowing that the tour is just for you.
Watch his favorite sport
If your Dad is a big sports fan, then you can’t miss watching his favorite team’s game together on Father’s Day.
You can even buy two jerseys or shirts for you to wear together while watching the game. Of course, don’t forget to bring lots of snacks to complete the experience.
Organize a game day
If dad loved playing card or board games when he was younger, you can’t miss the opportunity to suggest a game day to his senior housing place.
This is a good way to bring other residents in on the fun. Buy some fun games, bring good food and of course, don’t forget the prizes.
Create a scrapbook
Memories are such an important part of the lives of residents in senior housing. It is often what keeps them going, especially if they’re suffering from a debilitating medical condition such as Alzheimer’s.
Take dad down memory lane by creating a scrapbook containing special moments you have together. It could be the first time he held you after you were born, your first sporting event, graduation day, and all the family gatherings that you celebrated together.
Scrapbooks are a great way to bring back those cherished memories and look back at them whenever he misses home.
Your Dad has always been there for you. Now it’s your chance to make him feel valued on Father’s Day.
No matter how simple your celebration, what matters most is the effort that you put towards making him happy.
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