Most elderly fathers are happy with a phone call or visit for Father’s Day, but with a little extra thought, Father’s Day can be an active and fun day for your elderly father. Home Care Assistance in Placer County offers the following activities to show your aging father how much you care.
Go to a Sporting Event
If your father can no longer participate in sports himself, take him to a sporting event. Going to a soccer or baseball game is a fun activity for people of all ages. Pick a spot near bathrooms and elevators to ensure your father doesn’t struggle getting around. Some stadiums offer wheelchairs that can help with transporting your father into and around the stadium. If your father’s car has a handicapped parking permit, you might consider driving his vehicle, rather than your own.
Dine with Dad
Everyone enjoys a great meal, so going out to dinner at your father’s favorite restaurant or making him a home-cooked meal could be a gift you will both enjoy. If you want to take your father out in the sunshine, choose a picnic or a cookout and make his favorite foods. Dining outdoors is easy, and the fresh air and sunshine is a good opportunity to get the whole family involved.
Giving your father a chance to be competitive can be an exciting and enjoyable time. If your father likes board games, choose one that the whole family can play. Checkers and card games are fun for all ages, and will keep your father’s mind sharp. Your father may know some pointers for horseshoes or pool that will also improve your game.
Ask Dad. He Knows.
Ask your father if there is an activity he has wanted to do, but hasn’t done recently. He may be the one to come up with a great idea for a gentle activity that will make him happy. Even if your elderly father is low on energy, there are always ways to spend quality time together.
If you think that your aging father could benefit from a little extra help, contact our Care Managers at Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of hourly and live-in home care, as well as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s care in Placer County. Our highly trained caregivers can help your elderly father by running errands, doing light housework, preparing meals, and offering a consistent and meaningful source of emotional support. Call 916.226.3737 to learn more about our customized home care services by scheduling a free, in-home consultation.