Father’s Day 2022: How to Make It Special for Seniors by V!VA Retirement Communities
Published on June 3, 2022
The clock is ticking, Father’s Day 2022 is just around the corner! Have you chosen the perfect gift to express your gratitude, love, and appreciation for your father or grandfather? Before you shop for the traditional tie or socks, consider choosing a fun and meaningful Father’s Day activity instead.
For those with fathers, grandfathers, or uncles living in a retirement community, check with their activity director if there are planned Father’s Day activities before making your own plans. Many retirement residences offer special meals or entertainment on the day in honour of their resident dads.
Better yet, choose from one of our noted Father’s Day activities to add a personalized touch to the day!
Take Your Dad Out for a Drive in His Dream Car
A unique Father’s Day celebration idea is taking him for a drive in his dream car! Consider using the service of a reputable vintage or sports car rental company to cruise the old neighbourhood. You could also check out an upcoming car show, like the Yorkville Exotic Car Show, which is back in-person this year! Or take a spin on the nearest racing track. If your dad or grandfather is able to drive, let him take the wheel!
Garden with Him Just Like the Old Days
Many retirement communities provide stunning gardens where residents can plant and enjoy, such as the V!VA Victory Gardens. Whether it is at his place or at yours, spend the day planning and planting his favourite plants, flowers, or vegetables. Make a stop at the local nursery or greenhouse to let him choose the plants! A green thumb never fades, so listen to his advice!
Trace Your Family Roots
Everyone loves to talk about exciting moments and milestones they have celebrated in their life. Your dad or grandfather does too! Create a family tree and learn more about his life, and your ancestry. Use the wonders of today’s technology by recording his stories. Perhaps he still has family photo albums, or you can venture to the local library to seek out yearbooks and newspaper clippings of years past.
Watch His Favourite Movie with Him
If your dad or grandfather is more of a quiet person than a talker, enjoy time watching his favourite movie. Check for matinee showtimes at the local theatre or set up a movie theatre in your home or at his place. If the weather is nice, create a mock drive-in movie theatre in the backyard with an outdoor giant screen complete with lawn chairs and snacks!
Sing Some of the Songs You Both Sung Together
Is your dad or granddad a crooner? Music soothes the soul so why not create a karaoke playlist of songs you remember him singing around the house during your childhood. A family karaoke day doesn’t have to take place in a public setting. Rent a machine and create the perfect atmosphere in your living room. Don’t forget to crank it up!
Take Him to a Nice, Relaxing Spa
A spa day is for those who need, and deserve, to be pampered with a massage! It can be a relaxing time at a professional salon or in the comfort of their home. A quiet room with soft music playing in the background is the perfect setting for self-care. If manicures, pedicures, and facials aren’t his cup of tea, a hot stone massage or deep tissue massage can release years of muscle tension.
Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens
Still looking for ways to make Father’s Day special? Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington. If your dad or grandfather is an avid nature lover, take a stroll through the 27 kilometres of scenic trails and 300 acres of cultivated gardens. Now is the perfect time of year to visit and explore over 2,500 plant species. Plus, our Meadowlands, Oakville, and Mississauga communities are very close.
Take a Virtual Cooking Class
Do dad’s cooking skills stop at the grill? Perhaps he has recently found an enjoyable hobby in the kitchen. Join your dad or granddad in an in-person or virtual cooking class for Father’s Day. Plan ahead by gathering all the essential ingredients for the class. This could be done at your home, or you can book the community kitchen at his retirement community. Get the family involved by sharing the tasty results with a family meal.
Plan Him a Surprise Brunch
Show off your own culinary skills by surprising your dad or grandfather with a Father’s Day brunch! If your cooking skills aren’t up to par, opt to take him to his favourite restaurant for brunch. Many eating establishments offer special brunch buffets on this special day!
Host a Beer Tasting for Him
If your dad or grandad is a beer lover, consider hosting a beer tasting for him at a local pub or at your home. For a customized beer tasting, gather various craft ales from local breweries or liquor stores to create an assortment of drinks.
Have a Video Chat with Those Close to Him
Senior living communities provide endless opportunities for learning new skills, exploring new hobbies, and to enjoy a very busy social life. These opportunities can leave little time to catch up on a regular basis with distant family and friends. Schedule a Zoom call with a group of family members or plan a personal video call with a special friend for your dad or grandad.
Take Dad Shopping to Get His Favourite Things
Remember the days you would see something in a store window that you really wanted? Chances are your dad or granddad would slip some money from his pocket to purchase it for you. Now it’s time to do the same for him. Take him to a hobby shop or store stocked with his favourite things and treat him to whatever he wants.
About V!VA Retirement Communities
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