Father’s Day 2021: Gift Ideas and Celebration for Dads in Senior Living
Published on June 4, 2021
Just like last year, father’s day 2021 is going to be a little bit different. Planning a meaningful father’s day celebration in the middle of an ongoing pandemic can be challenging, but the good news is that with the province-wide stay-at-home order lifted, visiting your loved ones in-person for father’s day is still very much possible!
Keep reading for some great father’s day gift and celebration ideas for 2021.
Fun Gift Ideas for Fathers in Senior Living
Father’s day is a day to celebrate the man you call dad. Whether he’s your biological father, your stepdad, or a father figure in your life, you want to show him how much you love and care about him and appreciate the immensely meaningful presence he’s had in your life. Words can’t always express how much you love your dad, but sometimes a kind gesture can do the trick.
Here are some father’s day gift ideas to help you and your loved ones commemorate this special day as best you can this year.
Book Sets for Reading
There’s no feeling quite as comforting and enjoyable as diving deep into a really good book. The only thing that can possibly top that feeling is finding out that the book is part of a series and the story continues on. Reading is a great pastime for people of all ages. It can expand the mind and take you on an unexpected journey of epic proportions. If your dad is an avid reader, find out what type of books he enjoys and gift him with a few highly recommended titles. Better yet, you could even form a small book club including yourself and your siblings if you have any and read a few books together and discuss them once a week.
Streaming Channel Subscriptions
As network television is slowly being phased out of existence, more and more streaming services are popping up left, right, and center to the extent that the market has become oversaturated with endless options. Streaming subscriptions are a great gift idea for your dad who lives in a retirement community because they allow him to pick and choose what he wants to watch at his leisure. He can pause, skip ahead, and even select specific episodes to watch. Plus, streaming platforms offer personalized recommendations based on previously viewed shows and movies and they save your spot for you so you can easily resume from where you left off.
As the world gears toward slowly opening back up again, the time will come to trade in our comfy at-home clothes in for slacks and jeans once again. But that doesn’t mean dad should have to sacrifice comfort for style and functionality. Whether you choose to shop online or visit the malls in person, you can find a plethora of comfortable clothes for your dad from pretty much any retailer and even have them sent directly to his door.
Favourite Gourmet Coffee or Tea
Gourmet coffee and tea are undeniably a lot better quality and more flavourful than the standard store-bought fare. Treat your dad to an other-worldly caffeinated or decaffeinated experience this father’s day. Gift him with a care package that includes a variety of gourmet coffees, teas, biscuits, cookies, and other light delicacies from around the world. It’s a gift he’ll truly appreciate and remember for many years to come. Nothing beats bonding over a freshly brewed cup of Joe.
Fun Games and Puzzles
Remember those fun family game nights you used to have as a kid? Chances are your dad probably remembers them just as fondly as you do. Even older adults that are living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease can benefit greatly from playing board games, doing puzzles, or completing brain teasers and numerical games like Sudoku. This father’s day, why not surprise your dad by playing a board game with him. These types of strategy-based games are a great way to stimulate the mind and keep dad entertained for hours on end.
Ideas for Celebrating Father’s Day in Retirement Communities
Father’s day is about so much more than simply getting your dear old dad a gift. It’s about spending time together as a family and letting him know how much you truly love and appreciate him. Here are some great ways to commemorate the day.
Cook a Meal Together
Cooking good food has a certain magical way of bringing people together and cementing a strong relationship between loved ones. Choose a meal kit delivery company of your choice that provides fresh ingredients and quick deliveries. Have a kit sent to your dad at his retirement community, then schedule a day when you can both get together and cook the meal together. It might even bring back memories of cooking together in the kitchen when you were younger.
Have a Movie Night
Put together a list of your dad’s favourite films and plan a movie night where you can watch them together as a family. Movie marathons are a great escape from reality and they can help you create precious memories you’ll cherish forever.
How V!VA Retirement Communities Is Celebrating Father’s Day 2021
Father’s day is a special occasion for so many reasons. It’s a chance to shower your dad with love and adoration. At V!VA Retirement Communities, we’re doing everything we can to keep the celebrations alive and well during these difficult times. Our goal is to uplift the spirits of our Community Members by offering special meals, programs, activities, and contact with their loved ones as much as possible. Contact us today to learn more!