Happy Father’s Day – June 15, 2014!

June 15, 2014

Father’s Day is this Sunday. It is observed every year on the third Sunday in the month of June.  In the US it was started in the early 20th century to complement the Mother’s Day celebration. It is a celebration honoring fathers and their influence in the society.

Even though the research stats say that the expenses for the Father’s Day celebration will be close to $19.8 billion in 2014, most of the elderly fathers just want to spend quality time with their children and grandchildren.Fathers Day

Specifically for the fathers who are senior citizens and are living in the assisted facilities would want their kids and close family to come and spend the day with them.

Some of ways to celebrate the day would be –

  • To go and visit the father in a senior citizen home where no friends or relatives come to see him, even for the holidays.
  • Some fathers would cherish a stroll with family in the park so taking a walk in the old neighborhood where he has spent time with the family earlier in his life.  He can reminisce the past.  This simple activity can give a boost to his physical and mental health.
  • Going for a picnic can help your father get up and moving. If you take a grill along, he can help with cooking.  This makes him feel more involved.
  • Even if they are in a great shape, most of the seniors get tired easily so plan the celebrations keeping their health in mind. A shopping excursion, with a lunch and a movie one after the other in a single day can be a tad bit more for their age.
  • Having a lunch or dinner together at a family member’s home with the entire family present can be one of the greatest gift for the father living away from home. This sounds very simple but is definitely one thing they will cherish for a very long time.
  • A framed photo of the family or a calendar of family photos can help him feel connected to the family all year long.
  • Playing a board game or a card game or assembling a puzzle can help the dad to exercise his brains and enjoy with his family too.
  •  If your father loves to fish, take a day and drive down to the closest lake or river and have a relaxing day with your dad.

All the above can spark an interesting conversation and share laughs between the elderly dad and his offspring.  While it’s a day of celebration for the most of us but for our fathers who are away from home it is the best gift to spend some time with him.

Father’s day is meant to honor, respect and comfort them.  Spending time with them will deepen our relationship with him on one hand and will improve the quality of life for those who guided us through this world on the other.

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