Father’s Day is right around the corner! With the summer weather quickly approaching, it’s a great opportunity to spend time outdoors with the man who has taught you the ways of the world. This Father’s Day may be different than years past if your dad is now residing in an assisted living community. However, there are still plenty of fun and safe ways you can celebrate with your dad in assisted living. Our senior support team in Pitman NJ have put together some options to celebrate based on activities your father may enjoy.
For the dad with a sweet tooth. Does your dad go bananas for homemade chocolate chip cookies? Or maybe he has a favorite bakery in his hometown that makes the best apple pie? Whatever his vice is, surprise him with his favorite treats! Whether you pick them up already made or bring all the ingredients to bake together in his assisted living apartment – this is sure to be one sweet Father’s Day memory for him.
For the dad who loves the outdoors. Enjoying time outside in the great outdoors is definitely a part of most dads’ DNA. If that’s the case for your old man, you can plan a nice nature walk around our community grounds or take a short ride to one of Pitman’s nearby parks. Alcyon Park is only a 5-minute drive away and has a beautiful lake and wildlife to admire.
For the dad who loves a night out. The Friday after Father’s Day you can take dad into uptown Pitman for live entertainment, delicious food trucks, and other fun activities from 6 to 9 pm. From May to September, the uptown Pitman shopping district hosts a fun night out every fourth Friday of the month which always includes local music, food trucks, shopping vendors, and other activities for the whole family to take part in!
For the dad who loves quality family time. When in doubt, keep it simple. Your dad will just love spending time with you this Father’s Day. So, pack up the family and come visit him in assisted living for the day. If the weather is nice, you can plan a picnic and enjoy some time outside with dad on the patio or under the gazebo. Plan B, if the weather does not hold up, you can enjoy a meal together in our community dining room with other residents and their families.
Celebrating Father’s Day at UMC at Pitman
UMC at Pitman provides many opportunities for seniors to have fun and socialize, while remaining safe. Our associates are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide assistance with daily tasks, including dressing, cooking and medication management. They could also recommend the best spots to meet new friends and activities on campus to take part in! Give us a call today to see what we have planned for Father’s Day, as there is always something new and exciting going on at UMC at Pitman!
For more information on our assisted living services and senior events in Pitman, NJ, please visit our website at: https://umcommunities.org/pitman/
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