It’s that special time of year for dads across the nation. Finding the perfect Fathers’ Day gift is a great way to show your dad how much he means to you. If he is a senior, there are a wide variety of gifts available that he will love. Let’s take a look at 5 great gifts that will delight your dad this year.
The Gift of Music
Many seniors don’t get the chance to enjoy the music they grew up with as often as they’d like to. Talk to your dad about his favorite music. Does he enjoy using a CD player? Or maybe he would prefer listening via a music service like Spotify or Apple Music. You’ll likely find you also know many of the songs he loves, so be ready to sing along!
According to Mayo Clinic, music can be beneficial for those suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia, as it can ease stress, anxiety and depression. For this reason alone, it is surely one of the best gifts for seniors.
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The Gift of a Heartfelt Letter
Sometimes, the best gifts cost nothing but time. This Father’s Day, write your dad a letter he can read again and again. Don’t be afraid to make it long and heartfelt.
Consider writing about:
- Fond memories together.
- Why you’re grateful to him.
- The things you love about him, that make him unique.
- How he has influenced your life, and continues to do so.
- His characteristics that you see in yourself or your children.
- Things you’re looking forward to doing with him soon.
If you have children who’d like to join in, suggest they each write a letter or draw a picture for him. Grandpa will be sure to love it.
The Gift of At-Home Entertainment
If your dad wishes he had NFL Game Pass or you think he’d love your favorite Netflix show, a subscription of this kind could be a real win. It will also give him a way to stay in the loop with his favorite sports teams, or new shows to talk about with his friends and family.
Gifts to Enjoy Nature
If your dad spends a lot of time indoors, he may miss the beauty of our natural world. If he loves birds and animals, consider setting up a bird feeder or bird box in his yard. Taking care of plants and animals, even in a small way, can bring a sense of pride and purpose. Engaging with wildlife is a great way to enjoy some of the benefits of a pet, without all the responsibility.
Consider these outdoor themed gifts for dad.
- Bird box
- Wildlife cameras
- Mini greenhouse
- Grow your own vegetables kit
- A trip to botanic gardens, a garden center or the local park.
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The Gift of Adventure
Perhaps your dad is a real go-getter and loves staying active. There are plenty of things you can do together this Fathers’ Day to keep your bond as strong as ever, without traveling far from home.
- Go for lunch together.
- Go fishing.
- Go to a sports game.
- Go to a class or do a hobby together.
- Go to the movies.
- Host a Fathers’ Day party with family and friends.
Don’t forget to take photos of your day together, and put them in an album as a bonus Fathers’ Day gift.
Frontier Senior Living is Here to Help
Dads are special and Father’s Day is a great way to show him how much you care. The knowledgeable and experienced team at Frontier has helped thousands of families find the right senior living community for their dad. If you would like to learn more about out many services, we cordially invite you to visit one of our beautiful properties, take a tour and speak with our friendly and compassionate staff.
Happy Father’s Day to all dads!
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