Senior Friendly Father's Day Fun

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posted by Ted Ryan on June 11, 2019

Father’s Day is when we honor and spoil our dads to thank them for all that they’ve done for us. As our fathers age, it can become tough to think of ways to honor a guy who has everything thing he needs. Here are a few suggestions. Hopefully there’s something that you and the special guy in your life will enjoy.

  • Get out and about. Go for a walk around the neighborhood or through a park. Or, take a drive to familiar places around town. Visit dad’s old neighborhood and hangout spots. Depending on your father’s mobility, you can stop in these places or just drive by and enjoy reliving the memories.
  • Look through old photos. Dads will get a kick out of seeing the old pictures and grandkids may enjoy seeing what mom or dad looked like as kids.
  • Catch a ballgame. Enjoy a little league game or watch the Cardinals on TV (they play the Mets at 12:10pm this Father’s Day). Take some snacks and make an event out of it.
  • Treat dad to a meal with the family. Have a picnic, grab a bite at a favorite restaurant or bring the party to wherever is convenient to dad. How you do it is up to you – what matters most is that you enjoy each other’s company wherever you are.
  • Hit the links. If dad’s a golfer, take him out for a round of golf. If not, play a round of putt-putt, which is fun for family members of all ages.
  • Help out around the house. Is there work around the yard, house or apartment that dad is no longer able to do (or perhaps just doesn’t want to do by himself)? Lend him a hand.
  • Play a boardgame, cards or do a puzzle. This can be done anywhere and with the whole family. Play a game you enjoyed together as a child (and maybe teach a new generation of grandkids to play as well).
  • Check out a museum or local attraction. This a great way to spend a hot summer day. St. Louis is home to museums for a wide variety of interests – history, art, science, music and more!
  • Enjoy a movie. This could be an old favorite or something new that you think he’ll enjoy. Pop some popcorn and make it a family movie night (or afternoon).

There’s no wrong way to spend Father’s Day, as long as you’re celebrating together.

We wish all of the dads out there a Happy Father’s Day!

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