Ideas for Father’s Day in Assisted Living

As Father’s Day approaches, our South Jersey assisted living teams are preparing to help our residents and their families celebrate the fathers in their lives. This is the most ideal time of year to celebrate – the weather is warm, the skies are sunny and the flowers are in full bloom. There’s really no time like the present to get together with loved ones and acknowledge the important role that our fathers play in our families.

Here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate Father’s Day in assisted living:

Take dad out for a day of activities he enjoys. Whether it’s a walk through your local park, dinner at his favorite place, a game of golf, or something else you know he’ll enjoy, a change of scenery can be fun for your father and can help him feel more revitalized. 

Plan a family BBQ. If weather permits and you live locally, a BBQ is a great way to commemorate Father’s Day while getting the whole family together. You can let your dad plan the menu and even give him a crack at the grill. A day to bond with family outdoors will be fun and memorable for him.

Create a family photo album for dad. Ask everyone in your family to select a few photos of themselves to include in the album. We recommend choosing some serious shots, as well as some funny ones. Don’t forget to include pets – they’re family too! This gift is irreplaceable, and something dad can look back whenever he likes.

Bring him a meal from his favorite restaurant. Mobility and health issues prevent some fathers from being able to leave their assisted living community. If that’s the case for your dad, why not bring the food to him? Call and ask what special treat he would like for Father’s Day, and order enough for the whole family to enjoy.

Plan a day of games. Games are a great way to bring your family together, and most assisted living communities have common areas you can utilize for this purpose. If dad loves the casino, bring a deck of playing cards or Left-Center-Right dice. For a fun change of pace, try out a game like Family Feud or Heads Up for some good belly-laughs. 

Make a surprise visit. Perhaps, not all of your family members live close to your father’s assisted living community. If that’s the case, a surprise visit would really be something special. We recommend calling the community ahead of time to ensure the associates on-site can keep your arrival a surprise from dad! 

Celebrating special dads in assisted living

At The Shores, UMC’s assisted living community in Cape May County, we are happy to work with you to plan something special for your dad. Many of our residents are fathers and we encourage the family to visit if possible. 

We understand that mobility and health issues prevent some of our residents from being able to leave The Shores to celebrate their special day, so please get in touch and let us know how we can best accommodate your plans. We have communal spaces where families can gather and spend time with their fathers, a dining area where you can enjoy delicious meals together, and many other ways to make Father’s Day truly special. 

For more information about UMC at The Shores, or if you have any questions, please contact our team today. Discover why so many South Jersey families choose us as their assisted living community! To learn more, visit our website at:

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