Tips for Creating a Meaningful Father’s Day for Your Senior Dad

Tips for Creating a Meaningful Father’s Day for Your Senior Dad

Father Day’s is always a great excuse to get together and show your father some love, but it’s not always easy selecting a gift. Here at the Oaks at Bartlett, we want to help all our father residents feel loved and celebrated. Whether it’s a relaxing day at home or an exciting outdoor adventure, here are some gifts and experiences that every dad can enjoy.

Personalized Photo Album

Create a photo album for your dad with memorable pictures of family, friends, and special moments from throughout his life. Spend some time looking through the photos together, sharing stories, and reminiscing on special memories.

Favorite Meal

Show your dad how much he means to you by cooking his favorite meal at home or taking him out to a restaurant. If your dad enjoys celebrations, consider hosting a BBQ in your backyard or planning a small family gathering in his apartment at The Oaks. Invite family members, enjoy food, and reminisce about the past.

Subscription Service

A subscription gift can be a wonderful Father’s Day present, offering your dad something to look forward to regularly. There are many subscription services to choose from including streaming services, magazines, meal kit deliveries, audiobooks, and even vinyl record clubs.

Smartphone or Tablet

If your dad doesn’t already own a smartphone or tablet device, Father’s Day is a great opportunity to introduce him to one. With a smart device, your father can keep in touch with family and friends, read the news, and play games. It allows him to explore new hobbies, learn new skills, and can even serve as a source of entertainment. When selecting a device, consider one specifically designed for older adults, featuring a clear bright display, large buttons, and enhanced audio settings.

DIY Project

For the dad who likes making things, engaging in a DIY project together is a special way to connect and spend quality time together. This could range from building a birdhouse and planting a garden to refurnishing furniture.

Virtual Celebration

If you can’t get everyone together in one place to honor your dad on Father’s Day, arrange a virtual celebration instead. Schedule a video call to connect with him and other family members, share memories, and express your love and appreciation.

Quality Time

One of the best gifts you can give your dad, no matter what his age, is your time. Plan a special day together, engaging in activities your dad enjoys, such as going for a walk, gardening, playing games, or watching sports. Simply spending time together and enjoying one another’s company is a great way to show your love and appreciation.

Father’s Day is the perfect time to show your dad or grandpa how much they mean to you and the positive influence they have had on your life. At The Oaks, our residents’ families are always welcome to spend the day at our community, participating in Father’s Day festivities and spending quality time with your dad.

To learn more about The Oaks at Bartlett and explore senior living options for your dad, schedule a tour today!