4 Ways to Celebrate Grandpa on Father’s Day


Father’s Day is coming up this month, which means it’s time to honor the special father figures in our lives! Grandfathers, in particular, can fill a special, irreplaceable role in the family. They can be wise, well rounded, strong, proud and very giving. And if there’s one thing that they all have in common, it’s their undeniable soft spot for their families. If you’re fortunate enough to have a grandfather in your life, it’s only natural to give them a day they won’t forget!

Here are 4 great ways to celebrate and honor Grandpa on Father’s Day from our assisted living team in Camden County, NJ.

  1. Treat him to a day out. Whether he lives at home or in an assisted living community, Grandpa deserves a day out where he can do the things he loves. Visit his favorite restaurant and sit down for a nice lunch. Afterwards, you could stop by his favorite bakery or ice cream parlor for a sweet treat. If he’s a movie buff, go catch a new movie together or if he’s an avid fisherman, spend the day on the water at The Jersey Shore. Whatever you decide to do, Grandpa is sure to love a day out that’s dedicated to his favorite things. 
  2. Cook for him and the rest of the family if you’re feeling confident! You know what they say, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Really this age-old saying applies to everyone who appreciates a nice home cooked meal. Food has been and always will be a way to bond with the ones you love. With that said, take Father’s Day as an opportunity to test out your cooking skills with all the dads. 
  3. Help him with chores. A helping hand can go a long way, especially for Grandpa who may not move as fast as he used to. Just offering to water the garden or mow the lawn will mean a lot to him. This could also be a great opportunity to enlist the help of the younger grandkids with more energy to burn! 
  4. Let him teach you something. Oftentimes the best gift is knowledge. Although Grandpa will be the one giving the knowledge, his gift will be having you and the grandkids listen, absorb and appreciate the lesson. To be clear, Grandpa doesn’t have to teach everyone algebra on Father’s Day, instead opt for an activity that everyone could enjoy together. For example, if he has a wicked ping pong serve, he can teach everyone his secret technique. This type of bonding experience is sure to create a memory that will last for years to come. Not to mention, a new Father’s Day tradition could emerge from it!

Honoring Grandpa in assisted living on Father’s Day

Our associates at UMC at Collingswood understand that mobility and health issues can prevent some of our assisted living residents from being able to leave Collingswood to celebrate Father’s Day. With that said, there’s no reason why we can’t bring the celebrations to them! Get in touch and let us know how we can best accommodate your Father’s Day plans for your senior loved one. Our assisted living community has many communal spaces, both indoors and outdoors, where families can gather and spend time with Grandpa safely.

Call us today to find out how we can help make Father’s Day truly special for Grandpa. And to find out more about our assisted living services in Camden County, please visit our website at: https://umcommunities.org/collingswood/

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