This Father’s Day, instead of just wining and dining with your senior dad or merely sending him your best wishes, why not spend some fun quality time with him that really shows how much you love and appreciate him?
Here are some suggestions of activities you both may enjoy:
A day at the ballpark.
You don’t need a viewing of Field of Dreams to know that baseball is the classic father-and-child American pastime. Even if you are not in proximity to a major league team, there’s bound to be a minor league ballpark nearby where you and your dad can bond rooting for your home team.
Go bowling together.
Here’s an easy and entertaining indoor activity that parents and children of all ages can participate in. Whether you rack up a string of strikes and spares or a few misguided gutter balls, you and your dad will have a few good laughs and a pleasant memory of your time together.
Spend the day fishing.
Chances are, there’s a state park with a lake or river in your area that offers outdoor activities, including fishing. It doesn’t get any better than a relaxing day on the dock or in a boat casting a reel.
Play cards or a board game.
If your dad prefers a sit-down, indoor activity, he may enjoy playing some nostalgic games or trivia that you shared during your childhood.Or you could organize a poker game that includes some of his dearest friends.
Hit the greens.
A round of golf, whether it’s nine or 18 holes, is the perfect way to spend quality time together while getting some exercise, as well. If it’s too taxing for your dad, go for a miniature golf course, which can be just as much fun.
Visit a museum or art gallery.
If your dad is into art, history, photography or sports, a tour of an exhibition might be right up his alley. It’s also a cooler, intriguing indoor alternative if it’s a hot summer day.
Have a beer together.
Visit a local brewery where the two of you can have fun taking a tour and sampling new craft selections. Or, if your dad prefers, visit a local wine-tasting estate.
Rent and watch old movies together.
If your dad is a film buff or has limited mobility, screen some classic movies featuring his favorite stars that you know he’ll enjoy. And don’t forget the popcorn.
Have your dad tell stories about the “good old days.”
Everyone enjoys a trip down memory lane. Ask your dad questions about his youthful experiences, sit back, and listen with interest as he weaves his tales and you learn things you never knew about him.
Spend the day at a senior wellness center.
A senior center offers a wide range of physically and mentally stimulating activities, festive events, and educational classes that promote health and wellness for older adults. At Palm Medical Centers, for example, we offer activities that include but are not limited to arts and crafts, games, dance lessons, exercise classes, and holiday and theme parties. Introducing your dad to this treasure trove of fun activities is a great way to spend Father’s Day – or any day – together.
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