We have ideas for seniors. Father’s are never easy to buy for, and the older they get, the harder it often seems to be to find something special for them. When it comes to holidays, we are often asked for gift ideas for our residents. To help make it easier for you this Father’s Day, we have come up with some gift ideas that we’d like to share.
Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Senior Dad In Your Life
Reading Material: Think about subscribing dad to a publication and if dad’s vision isn’t as good as it used to be, buy him large-print reading materials. Many magazines and books are published in large-print editions.
Make Life Easier: If dad still lives on his own and has a yard to maintain, arrange to have his yard receive professional landscaping services in honor of Father’s Day. Another alternative, if you live close by, is to do his landscaping yourself instead of hiring a professional. Conversely, if he needs help inside the home, hire a maid service to come in and assist with clean up.
Hobbies: Many dads have shared their hobbies with their kids, often teaching them the craft. If dad likes fishing, don’t just surprise him with a new rod but tell him that you have made plans to spend time fishing with him. If it’s cars he loves, visit an antique car show- you get the idea.
Technology: You don’t have to go high tech to help make life easier with technology. Consider a pocket magnifier, or large display alarm clock. Of course there is always the option as well to invest in a notebook; many seniors today are engaging with new technologies and enjoying it.
Food: Men of all ages love a good meal. Make dad a homemade meal filled with his favorite items. Or if dad doesn’t live close, fill a basket with his favorite jams, cookies, and condiments to make his next meal a bit more special.
Sporting Events: When you think back, dad was often the one who took you out to a baseball game or event around town. Get your father tickets to an event he will enjoy. Gift certificates to movie theaters are another good choice. And better yet, tell him you are going with him!
Time: Father’s of any age appreciate time with their children. Spend some time with your father playing cards, going through family photos, eating a meal or taking him out for a drive.