Celebrate Father's Day Safely With These Inspired Ideas

These creative ideas are sure to make this Father’s Day memorable for the senior men in your life.

Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to honor the father figures in your life. This year, thankfully, in many cases it will be possible to safely celebrate together. However, if social distancing, geographic distance or any of a number of other obstacles prevents you from celebrating safely in person or requires you to have a small, scaled down celebration, there are still a variety of ways in which to mark the day in a meaningful way and honor the special men in our lives.

American, Advocate and Whitsyms In-Home Care, the referred care provider experts who have been helping seniors remain independent at home since 1992, share the following ideas for celebrating Father’s Day:

  • Tour a museum virtually. Museums all over the world are offering free virtual exhibits. Schedule time to drop in at several that showcase exhibits on subjects that are of interest such as history, science, art and more.
  • Watch a favorite sporting event. With more and more live sports being played once again, there are a variety of events to choose from on television. If there is a particular game that was especially memorable from the past – an Olympic event, World Series game, or Super Bowl – look for clips on YouTube and ask what memories surround that time period.
  • Share a favorite meal. If you can safely gather, plan on cooking a favorite meal. If you’ll be unable to meet in person, have food delivered from a favorite restaurant and set up a video call so that you can eat together virtually.
  • Attend a virtual performance. There continues to be a number of theater and musical events available to watch virtually at no cost. Virtual events allow you to listen to new music and watch highly talented performers you might not have otherwise been exposed to.
  • Watch a movie or documentary together. Re-watch a favorite movie or choose a new one, or look for a documentary on a subject that interests your loved one. After watching, engage in a discussion about related topics.
  • Listen to music. Create a playlist of favorite music and listen to it together. Music is a great way to unlock memories. Ask your loved one to share memories associated with particular songs and enjoy reminiscing about the past.

For additional tips on ways to safely celebrate Father’s Day, and for information on how partnering with an experienced referred care provider from American, Advocate or Whitsyms In-Home Care can ensure the senior men in your life are regularly engaged in meaningful activities, reach out to us today. With a variety of in-home care services available, care providers can help with everything from companionship to specialized dementia care. Just a few of the ways we can help include:

  • Friendly companionship and engaging activities, such as playing games, cards, or favorite hobbies
  • Light housekeeping and laundry to keep the home environment clean and tidy
  • Personal care assistance including bathing, dressing and using the bathroom
  • Accompanied transportation to medical appointments, errands, or social outings
  • Nutritious, diet-specific meal planning and preparation
  • And so much more

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