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Father’s Day in aged care

Activities for Seniors | By Debbie Davison
Father's Day is a very special celebration and planning the day with some thoughtful activities will help make it fun and enjoyable for all residents, guests, friends, and family. 

Here are some ideas to help with your Father’s Day planning.

Invite Relatives
Encourage family members to come and visit, including grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Decorate
Hold a craft activity the week before Father's Day and create some wonderful decorations like this Best Dad award ribbon. Click here for the full instructions.

A Guest Speaker
Having a special guest visit on the day will be an exciting event for everyone. 

Make a poster announcing the event
Put these up a week prior to Father's Day to build everyone's excitement. 
Music 
Ask your residents what their favourite songs are and compile a playlist to play on the day.

Fathers Day Cards
Another great craft activity to do before Father's Day is to make some special cards to give to Dads on the day. The presentation of Father's Day cards should be for every male in the room, even if they never married or had any children. People are often compelled to 'mother' or 'father' someone in their lifetime. 
Food
The celebration can be a simple morning tea, a special BBQ lunch, a picnic in the park or a themed party such as Mexican Fiesta, Western Cowboys or Hawaiian Beach theme.

Games
Invite children to play games with residents, encourage the audience to cheers. Separate the audience into two groups to cheer each team when a game is being played. 

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About the Author
Debbie Davison
Debbie is the owner of Memory Lane Therapy and an experienced Activity coordinator for Aged care. Her passion is Music, Arts, Crafts and making people Laugh and Smile.

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