| Thu, Jun 13, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

Dig It, It’s Dad’s Day!

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

personalized fathers day giftWe wish a Happy Father’s Day to dads everywhere. And because the dads in your life probably don’t need any more ties or socks, here are some ideas for helping to make the day special:

  • Give a heartfelt toast at a family get together. Tell your dad—and all present—about the impact your dad has had on your life.
  • Have each sibling tell or write a story about an actual experience that illustrates your dad’s importance in their lives. Written stories can be printed and hand bound for a nice gift.
  • Get all the old photos out and take a walk down memory lane with your dad. You both may be reminded of warm or funny or poignant experiences long forgotten.
  • Write down questions you’d like to ask your dad about his life, his history, his successes, his regrets—whatever you’d like to hear about. Use the questions to guide a conversation with him and record it.
  • Go for a walk in the park or a drive in the country with your dad. Tell him how he has contributed to your life choices and your ability to cope with the ups and downs of life. Dads want nothing more than to see their children on a path to a successful life.

Not sure what to do for your dad? Try asking him what he’d like. You might be surprised by the answer. You may even learn something new about him.

For more information, contact the Medicare helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), TTY 1-877-486-2048. If you have questions about Medicare Made Clear, call 1-877-619-5582, TTY 711, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. local time, seven days a week

Resources

Medicare.gov: Visit the official U.S. government site for Medicare.

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