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The Best Father’s Day Gifts for Senior Dads

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and it is time to start thinking about the perfect gift for the man who has given you so much. Remember how easy it was when you were a kid? A tie or a T-shirt with his favorite sports team on it was always the perfect Father’s Day gift. Now that dad is a senior, possibly living in a senior living community, his needs, abilities, and interests have likely changed. It might be challenging to find something meaningful he will use and enjoy. That is why we have done the research to find the best Father’s Day gift ideas for senior dads. There is bound to be one on our list that is the perfect match for your dad.

Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Senior Dads

Noise-canceling headphones

If your dad enjoys listening to music, audiobooks, or podcasts, noise-canceling headphones raise the experience to a new level. Not only do they block out background noise, but they make the sound much clearer and easier to hear. If a few of you are pitching in, why not add an Audible subscription or a Pandora subscription? This way dad will never run out of good music or books.

Online learning

If your dad loves to learn new things, a Father’s Day gift he will love is an online learning course. He can explore new interests or expand already sparked ones. Dad can take these courses at his own pace whenever he likes. Not only are they interesting but they stimulate the mind and creativity. One popular subscription series is Masterclass. There he will find courses on everything from art, design, and health and wellness to community and government.

Mobility aid accessories

If dad uses a walker, cane, or wheelchair to get around, he may like some of the new accessories out there. They enhance comfort and convenience.  An organizer storage pouch for his wheelchair or walker is a handy place for glasses, phone, keys, or newspaper. There are even cup holders so dad will always have his water bottle with him. If dad is a gadget guy, he will appreciate these accessories.

Mini bike pedal exerciser

Dad may not be going for a run or spending hours at the gym, but you can still help him stay healthy. A small exercise pedal bike is light and portable, and dad can put it in front of his chair as he watches TV, or in front of his desk chair as he reads or does some work. Either way, this Father’s Day gift will help him get in some cardio whenever he wants to.

Digital photo frame

Photo albums are wonderful keepsakes, and it is always fun to scroll through your smartphone’s camera roll. However, the best way to keep cherished memories alive is with a digital photo frame. These frames can sit on dad’s desk or bookshelf and will continually display favorite photos. To add to the experience, photos can be uploaded from any family member or friend’s smartphone. They simply need to have the frame’s information. That means dad never knows when a new photo will pop up.

Comfy house shoes with non-slip rubber sole

Every dad deserves a truly comfortable pair of slippers or house shoes. Whether to keep feet warm and cozy, provide support, or keep from sliding, slippers mean comfort. There are endless styles to choose from, from traditional and stylish to ultra plush fur filled. And most are conveniently made for indoors or out.

A legendary pen pal

If your dad knows his way around American history, he will anxiously await dispatches from famous historical pen pals. Weekly he will receive a reproduction of an actual letter written by figures like Benjamin Franklin, Sitting Bull, Clara Barton, and George S. Patton. Topics change from month to month so dad will read letters from infamous Wild West Gunslingers one month and captains of industry the next. With each letter comes a postscript of an article written by expert researches with detailed background information on the letter. This is a Father’s Day gift that keeps on giving.

Do something fun together

Instead of buying dad any “thing” at all, give the Father’s Day gift that makes memories. Tickets to a local sporting event, museum, or concert can make dad’s special day one he will truly enjoy. Since Father’s Day falls right in the middle of baseball season, why not take him out to a ballgame? Buy peanuts, hot dogs, and feel the excitement of the crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd. If dad is more of a history buff than a sports enthusiast, head to the local museum. And if music gets his feet tapping, a concert is the ticket. No matter how you spend the day, spending it together is the best Father’s Day gift of all.

At Jacaranda Trace we know how important dads are. That is why we make sure every dad and father figure feel loved and appreciated. We celebrate Father’s Day with a special chef-prepared themed dinner open to family and friends. The loving service of father should be celebrated, and at Jacaranda Trace in Venice, Florida we do just that!

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