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7 Great Gift Ideas for Fathers in Assisted Living

Father’s Day is right around the corner. Do you have a Dad in assisted living? Buying a gift for a Dad in an assisted living facility is no different than buying one for a Dad that’s still at home.

According to IBtimes, Americans spend on Father’s Day will reach about $12.7 billion this year, with the average person spending about $115.57 on presents. That number continues to grow year over year and is up by two dollars compared to last year.

To help with the gift-buying process, we’ve broken down the best gifts for your Dad that are all under the national average. The gifts recommended are ones that promote and wellness and connection.

Best Gifts for Dads That Love Staying In

Order a Snack Basket

A snack basket is good for any Dad that enjoys food between meals. Is your Dad a big sports fan? Who doesn’t love snacking during a game? We provide tasty meals at Golden Pond, but snacks are always a good idea when the hunger strikes. There are a variety of baskets that you can order online and have delivered to us for your dad.

20 Healthy Gift Baskets to Nourish and Fuel: https://dodoburd.com/healthy-gift-baskets

Bring in a Board Game

At Golden Pond, we have lots of places around campus to play a board game with your Dad. Playing a game with the family has its benefits. Board game playing reduces stress and promotes problem-solving. Especially as we age, it’s important to keep your brain sharp to stave off mental health issues such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. A stronger brain is more likely not to lose its power.

Watch a Classic Movie

Movies are a great way to bring the family together. Each room at Golden Pond is equipped with a modern flat screen television and plenty of room for a movie night with the family.

Give and Audible Subscription

Reading a book takes a great amount of attention and time. If your Dad is more inclined to listen to a book rather than sit down and read, an Audible subscription is a fantastic idea. Audible allows you to download one book per month as part of the subscription. The first month is free and includes one audiobook of your choice. Once the trial ends, a membership costs $14.95 per month and you can cancel any time.

Best Gifts for Active Dads

An Activity Tracker

An activity tracker like a Fitbit or Jawbone provides your Dad an incentive to get up and moving. This is also true for very competitive Dads. Activity trackers help count steps and distances throughout the day. Trackers also help track your sleep, heart rate and are beneficial for overall health.

Best Fitness Trackers for 2019: https://www.techradar.com/news/wearables/10-best-fitness-trackers-1277905

A Day Out

This one may seem obvious, but getting outside and traveling is great for motivation. Golden Pond is a great location for a mellow hike or walk around Golden, Colorado. A short drive to the mountains, you can take a scenic drive, go to a Rockies game, or even up to the nearby casinos to play your luck at the slots. No matter what activity you choose, Denver and the nearby mountains provide quite a bit of options for you and your Dad.

Sign Up for an Activity

Are you stumped as to what to do for Fathers Day? Each month we put together an activity plan for each day. Check out what’s going on throughout June by downloading the activity calendar.

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