With Father’s Day right around the corner, you might be wondering how to celebrate with your parent in assisted living. Although it may seem like your options are limited, there are still plenty of ways to share a meaningful experience. Check out our Father’s Day ideas inspired by Five Star Senior Living below.
Outdoor activities are a wonderful way to bond with a loving parent. If your dad is interested in golf, try going mini golfing. The outing will be much quicker than a traditional game of 18 holes, and will also be great for everyone in the family to enjoy. Highland Park is holding a Father’s Day mini golf tournament June 20th. Register today here – dads are free!
As Coronavirus restrictions begin to lift you may feel comfortable enough to get your parent out for the day. A baseball game can be the perfect outing as most stadiums are still following social distancing and providing a vaccinated section for those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
Is your dad interested in history? Take a virtual tour with your parent of a museum they love. Travel and Leisure offers plenty of virtual tours of museums from all around the world. Check them out by clicking here.
Have Dinner Together
Celebrating with your senior loved one can be as simple as bringing them a meal from their favorite restaurant. A home cooked meal is another great option they will love! This will provide a great opportunity to bond and give your dad a delicious meal he may have been longing for.
Music & Movies
Music provides emotional and behavioral benefits to those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. A great way to connect with your loved one this Father’s Day is through music memory. Try an outdoor concert or even a virtual one from home! Renting a movie at home is a great alternative to a concert. As many releases have been postponed due to the Coronavirus, many theaters are replaying old classics. Whether you head to a theater or stay home, it will be a great way to bond with your senior loved one living with dementia.
Arts & Crafts
Your Father’s Day celebration doesn’t need to be elaborate; spending time together is what really matters. Good Father’s Day gifts are those that are made from the heart. Have the grandkids assemble a model airplane together or paint a picture with grandpa. Crafting is a great way to stimulate the mind of those living with Alzheimer’s and make for excellent gifts!
Freedom Home Care Is Here for You
Whether you head outdoors or spend time inside, we hope our Freedom Home Care tips can help your family celebrate Father’s Day this year. If you are looking for in-home care, Alzheimer’s care or personalized elder care, look no further than Freedom Home Care in Highland Park, IL. Our certified caregivers provide home care you can trust for your senior loved one. Contact us today for any and all of your family’s needs.