Fathers day Ideas for elderly Father's

Spring News Desk
June 13, 2023
Elderly father embracing his daughter on fathers day

Fathers day Ideas for elderly Father's

Father's Day is a special occasion to express our love and appreciation for our fathers.

As our dads grow older, it becomes even more important to show them extra support and attention. This Father's Day, let's make it a truly memorable and meaningful celebration. Here are some ideas and activities to honor your one-of-a-kind father, tailored for active seniors as well as those who prefer to stay at home.

Ideas for an Elderly Father who remains active

If your dad is still active and enjoys going out, consider planning a barbecue or a special lunch in his honour. Prepare his favorite dishes and invite the entire family to join in the festivities. Make the day more enjoyable by organising outdoor games such as  lawn bowling, or horseshoes. This way, you can spend quality time together, creating cherished memories.

For fathers who appreciate arts and culture, a visit to their favourite museum, art gallery, or a renowned landmark would be a wonderful idea. Some attractions even offer free admission for dads on Father's Day. If your father cannot walk for extended periods, you can explore virtual tours of famous museums. Additionally, you can embark on virtual tours of national landmarks  immersing yourselves in the beauty of nature.

Nature lovers can enjoy a leisurely walk in the park or around a local town. If your father prefers sitting, take him on a scenic car ride through a local area he loves, followed by a delightful meal at his favourite restaurant.

Fathers day father and son

Father's Day Ideas for a Stay-at-Home Elderly Father

If your father is confined to his home or a care home, you can still make Father's Day special. Ensure you follow any distancing rules or visiting requirements set by his community. Here are some ideas to make the day memorable:

  • Plan a movie afternoon with your dad. Bring his favourite snacks and watch a movie together, whether it's a classic black and white film or a recent release. Alternatively, if there's a sporting event  he wants to watch on TV, enjoy it together.
  • If your dad loves games like dominoes or chess, organise a game day with a few close family members. Use small tokens or pennies for bets, adding a competitive yet lighthearted touch. Depending on the situation, you can order takeout for an at-home celebration or bring his favourite meal if he resides in an assisted living community. Take advantage of special food deals available on Father's Day.
  • Treat your dad to an old-fashioned cut and shave at a barber. For seniors, grooming tasks like shaving can be challenging. Taking him to the barber will not only enhance his appearance but also provide a relaxing experience and quality time together.

Gift Ideas for Father's Day from the Family

In addition to memorable activities, thoughtful gifts can further express your love and appreciation for your father. Consider his hobbies and interests when selecting a gift. Here are a few ideas:

    • A new deck of cards with large print.
    • Books, movies, or a subscription for audiobooks or music.
    • A comfortable new blanket and slippers.
    • A photo album filled with cherished family pictures.
    • A basket filled with your dad's favourite treats, and perhaps hand drawn cards from children and grandchildren.

Father’s Day Ideas with the Grandkids

If you or your siblings have children, involving them in Father's Day celebrations can make the day even more special. Here are some ideas to engage the grandkids:

  • Purchase a kite kit and build it together. There are various creative designs available, from dragons and butterflies to sailboats and more. This activity will not only provide entertainment but also allow your dad to spend quality time with his grandchildren. After building the kite, head outside for a day of play and kite flying.
  • Another idea is to have your children fill out a "Fun Facts About Grandad" printable. Numerous templates are available online with prompts for your child to express their love and admiration for their grandad. They can write about their favourite memories, things they've learned from their grandad, and what they love most about him. This heartfelt gesture is sure to warm your dad's heart and bring a smile to his face.
Father’s Day Ideas if You’re Away

If you're unable to see your dad in person on Father's Day, make sure to schedule a video chat. Involve the entire family in the conversation, sharing special memories and expressing your love and appreciation for him. Despite the physical distance, this virtual gathering will make him feel cherished and valued.

Whatever activities or gifts you choose, keep in mind any limitations or challenges your dad may have. While it's important to have fun and engage in activities he enjoys, it's equally vital to consider his comfort and well-being. The most meaningful aspect of Father's Day is simply spending time with your dad, creating new memories, and showing your love and gratitude.

Whether your dad resides at home or in a senior living community, FirstLight® Home Care can provide the additional support, comfort, and assistance he needs not only on Father's Day but throughout the year. Reach out to your local FirstLight Home Care provider to discover the range of services available.

Remember, this Father's Day is an opportunity to celebrate and honor the incredible father figure in your life. Make it a day filled with love, laughter, and cherished moments that will create lasting memories for years to come.

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