Father's Day is this Sunday, June 19th. Fathers across the globe work hard and sacrifice a lot to provide for their families. More than just being a parent, our dads are individuals with dreams, accomplishments, goals, likes, and dislikes. Sometimes we can forget this as our dads become older. So this weekend, as we celebrate fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers far and wide, let's recognize the things that make them unique! Here are just a few ideas to get you started.
- Make “someday”, now: Has there been something that dad has always talked about doing, but has never gotten around to it for one reason or another? Maybe it's visiting the ballpark for his favorite team, taking a helicopter ride, or even dipping his toes in the Gulf of Mexico. There's no better time than now to help him check those “someday” items off his list.
- Stroll down memory lane: Make new memories of familiar places! Perhaps your dad frequently talks about the house he grew up in; if he hasn't been to his old neighborhood in a while, make a day out of visiting the places he remembers so fondly. Go to the ice cream place he used to visit after school or the diner that he took your mother to on their first date and document the day with photos he can keep to remember.
- Make his favorite meal: Track down an old family recipe he hasn't had in a while (grandmom's apple pie or mom's spaghetti and meat sauce) and surprise him with it!
Celebrating dad doesn't have to be complicated or tricky…use the day to make lasting memories with your senior loved ones! Happy Father's Day from the Senior Helpers family to yours!