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Papa's Perks: Fun Father's Day Celebrations for Seniors

Think about those crazy ties.  Yes, you even wore one to work. Once. How about the colorful socks? Or scarves? Or endless bottles of your favorite aftershave? You loved and cherished them all. It was always so much fun to be honored as a dad. But seriously, it was small potatoes compared to Father’s Day as a grandpa.
You see, when your own kids were small, your life was so busy and hectic. Sure, they appreciated all the special moments in the limited time you had. But, you weren’t nearly as available as you would have liked to be. Now that you have partaken of the retirement cake, you are free to relax and focus on the grandkids whenever the spirit moves you. They have the opportunity to know you in a way your kids may not have.
In short, it’s your turn to be the fun guy.  Let your kids handle the homework and discipline. Your grandkids know where to go for the good times.
This Father’s Day, commemorate your evolution from father to grandfather with a meaningful and memorable family celebration. Whether you are a guy on the go or prefer activities that include your favorite lounge chair, here are a few Father’s Day ideas for grandparents.

Take Your Show on the Road

No doubt the greatest Father’s Day gift for grandpa is the gift of quality family time. Whether you are a diehard baseball fan, love a great museum exhibit, or have a hankering for a family day in the park, a little pre-Father’s Day conversation and planning can create the perfect family event. Your choice of destination will certainly be influenced by the ages of the little ones. Your favorite aviation or art museum may wind up looking more like the zoo, but the where doesn’t matter as much as the who.

Get on the Course

Mini golf checks all the Father’s Day activity boxes. You’ll be outside. You’ll have a golf club in your hand. There will be ice cream. Voila! An awesome outing for all age groups. The kids will have a ball and you might even get a hole in one to impress them!

Pick a Project

Set up the Legos or the magnet blocks and get ready to blast off into your grandkids fantasy world. Your spaceship will have special rooms for the grandparents, of course. Or keep it simple with some blank paper and crayons, or some stickers from the drug store. The little ones will be happily engaged and you’ll be sitting down while you enjoy them. The big kids – your children – will be thrilled to give you as much alone time with the grandkids as you want, while they happily relax out on the couch.

Make It an Overture Day

Invite the Kids

If you are lucky enough to live in an Overture premier senior apartment community near family, make it an on campus Father’s Day. With acres of pristinely manicured grounds, state of the art gym and pool area, and designated activity rooms for movies or games, Overture properties are just what the party planner ordered.

When everybody is ready for a break, head up to your well appointed apartment for a meal and some meaningful together time. Once the kids are settled and relaxed, snuggle up for story time. They know grandpa tells the best stories.

Kids Out of Town?

If your Father’s Day will be sans children, Overture has your back. Book a room in your Overture community and enjoy Father’s Day with members of the community who share your circumstances. You’re all in the same boat, so make it a party cruise!  Cards and cocktails? Or pot luck meal – and cocktails? Instead of missing the kids, you’ll be celebrating grandparenthood with your crew. Cheers!    

Book a tour at the Overture senior apartment community of your choice today. Your soon-to-be new friends are waiting to celebrate this special chapter of life – and Father’s Day – with you.

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