For older fathers, Father’s Day does not just have to be about getting a visit from family members. A bigger gift would be to get out and do a fun, yet safe activity.
Keep in mind that the information contained in this article should not be construed as medical advice. Consult your health care provider for appropriate activities for your loved one. Also, remember that while you’re out with your father to stay mindful of his medication schedule and how that ties into meal schedules.
Many fathers, and mothers for that matter, often say all they want for Father’s Day is to just “be together.” That means an ideal gift is often just a family activity. These activities do not have to be sedentary, but if they are not, make sure you plan for plenty of opportunities for rest along the way.
Here are some examples of outdoor activities that require some exertion without putting too much stress on the body:
If any of these activities seem like too much work for your dad, or you worry they might be too much work, once again, don’t be afraid to contact your father’s doctor to get some advice. While you want to help your dad and make sure he enjoys a healthy and happy Father’s Day, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
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