It is time to celebrate Dad this Father’s Day. Father’s Day was established in 1972 to become a national holiday in the United States. Father’s Day is celebrated each year on the third Sunday in June. This year, Father’s Day is on June 17, 2018.

The Story of Father’s Day actually goes back to 1908. According to history, a West Virginia church sponsored the nation’s first event to explicitly honor fathers, but it was a one-time celebration, not an annual holiday. The next year a woman, named Sonora Smart Dodd, wanted to establish an official equivalent of Mother’s Day. She was raised by a widower (her father) and wanted to do something special for him. Slowly the holiday caught on.

Today Father’s Day still hold some of the same sentimental meaning we saw in 1908. It is a chance for children to show or tell their father’s how much they truly mean to them. So the biggest question of all is:

“What should we do with Dad to celebrate Father’s Day?”

Here are a few suggestions from BlueStar to celebrate Dad this Father’s Day:

Go Fishing


There are many people out there who love to fish. Take Dad out to the lake this year. Try to reel in the big catfish of bass and celebrate the day with him. Capture the moment when Dad catches the big fish with a photo and share it with us here if you would like. Fishing is a great time to bond with Dad and catch up on what is going on in both your life and his life. Not sure where to go with Dad for fish. Here are some of the best fishing spots in America.

Go to a Baseball Game


Baseball is one of the oldest sports in America. Everyone has a favorite team they love to watch. Dad would probably love to go to the park and get a hotdog, a cold one, and if you’re lucky catch a home run shot from his favorite player. Not sure what is going on this weekend in the baseball world? Check out the games for this weekend.

Play a Round of Golf


Many Dad’s love to play a round of golf. Golf has a long-standing history in culture that dates back all the way to the 1900s. Take Dad out to a golf course this weekend and enjoy a time learning from the best at how to play golf. Make it a fun time with a friendly bet that loser buys lunch. I think we all know that it’s Dad’s day, so you should buy lunch regardless. There are many beautiful golf courses across the United States. Take him to one and share a photo with us today.

Regardless of how you plan to celebrate Dad this Father’s Day, BlueStar SeniorTech hopes you enjoy it. Here at BlueStar, it is our goal to keep you and your loved ones Safe, Healthy, and Connected. We do this through senior technologies that are available on our site. If you have any questions, please contact a product specialist today!