With Father’s Day coming up on June 21st this year, many of you are wondering what you can do with your Dad that he will enjoy. No matter what phase of life your Dad is in, there are plenty of things you can do to make the most of this day. Here are six ideas to show Dad you care:
Reminisce about the good old days.
Spend time looking at photo albums, listening to your father’s favorite music, maybe even a little dance around the living room. Ask questions and enjoy the stories you Dad has to tell about when you were little, or other Father’s Days you have spent together.
Get outside and enjoy the sunshine.
Go to a park and take a gentle stroll, or play fun games like ring toss or horseshoes. Take a picnic, feed the ducks, or fish. Your Dad will appreciate the fresh air and the gift of your time. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, a museum or other historical site might be a great substitute.
Play a card game or do a puzzle together.
Whether you are more lighthearted or really have a competitive spirit, it will be time spent enjoying each other’s company. You both win!
Take a trip down memory lane.
Who knows where you might end up? A nice drive to see favorite or familiar places, ice cream and some good stories shared by Dad can be a great way to spend time and make memories together. You can chauffeur and let him suggest the way, and you may learn some things about Dad that you never knew.
Pick up a meal from his favorite restaurant.
Bring Dad his favorite meal or something he hasn’t gotten to enjoy for a while, and talk about the memories associated with it. Dad will have a great day, and having leftovers is always a bonus.
Get him a great new book
If your Dad enjoys reading, pick out a great new book or buy him a gift card to Amazon. He may enjoy even having an e-reader, such as a Kindle. Electronic reading devices like this can be adjusted for large print if he has low vision.
With the help of Home Health Aides from Assisted Home Care, you can make the most out of your Father’s Day visit without worrying about taking care of tasks around his home, making sure he is taking his medications, or trying to understand complicated care plans. You can spend less time managing your Dad’s care and more time creating cherished and lasting memories.
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