In honor of Father’s Day this weekend, Home Care Assistance would like to recognize fathers around the world for everything they do to set an example for their children and loved ones.
As your father ages, the way in which you celebrate Father’s Day will undoubtedly evolve, especially as his physical and mental abilities may change. Home Care Assistance would like to suggest some fun activities that you and your dad (and the rest of the family) can do together this Father’s Day:
- Go to a ball game. Baseball. For sport-loving families, this can be an exciting activity to share together while also enjoying the warm weather. Check the schedule for your local team to see if they’ll be in town . If you’re considering making a trip to the ballpark, act fast – Father’s Day tickets are a hot commodity and sell out quickly. Often times you can find discounted tickets locally on Craigslist or even from scalpers the day of the game. If you decide to go to the game, make sure you stay hydrated and slather on sunscreen.
- Help out around the house. If your dad has limited mobility, ask if he needs help with any chores around the house. Offer to clean out the garage, trim the hedges, do some weeding, or even wash his car. Your dad will appreciate the help and the company!
- Have a barbeque. Let dad relax with his favorite beverage while you fire up the grill. Barbeque his favorite foods while the two of you reminisce about old memories and adventures you shared over the past decades. Our Strawberry-Melon Summer Salad pairs perfectly with grilled meat and garlic bread.
- Go wine tasting. If dad enjoys his wine and considers himself a connoisseur, treat him to a tasting at his favorite winery or one of your favorite wineries that he has never tried. Follow-up the wine tasting with lunch or dinner for the perfect Father’s Day outing.
- Celebrate with grandchildren. Those homemade arts and crafts projects that your little ones give you to celebrate special occasions are an even bigger hit with grandparents. Some fun arts and crafts that all generations could make together include hand-made picture frames and trophies, or items like candleholders or decorated aprons.
- Play golf. If dad’s up for it, challenge him to a game of golf – if attempting 18 holes seems overzealous, play just the front nine holes. Try to go earlier in the day to avoid the heat of late afternoon. Alternatively, you can take him and the grandkids out for a multi-generational game of mini-golf instead.
To make Father’s Day memorable and fun, make sure you don’t wear Dad out; give him a chance to lie down and rest or relax if he needs to throughout the day.
If you notice during your visit that dad might not be moving around as well as he used to or is struggling to perform certain tasks or activities that he typically handles with ease, consider contacting your local office and scheduling a free consultation with a Home Care Assistance Care Manager.
On behalf of everyone at Home Care Assistance, Happy Father’s Day to all of the wonderful dads across North America!
Lastly, if you have not done so already, register today for our upcoming webinar on stroke prevention. The webinar will be held on Pacific, Eastern and will be presented by Muhammad Shazam Hussain, MD, stroke neurologist and Head of the Cleveland Clinic’s Stroke Program. The webinar will cover healthy habits that can reduce your risk of stroke and aspects of the treatment regimens and therapy programs that have made the Cleveland Clinic Cerebrovascular Center a leader in stroke care.