Mar 16, 2015 - 07:41 AM
I would also recommend some creative problem solving for the situation. You know that the problem is that dad isn't going to activities and is self-isolating. What are the conditions? Does he have memory loss? Is he afraid to meet new people? Is he uncomfortable in large environments? Is he too independent for the activity? Once you have some reasonable conditions, then try to find some reasonable solutions to encourage your dad to be involved. Maybe it's a small group activity instead of a large one. Maybe it is introducing him to other men who he will be able to build a relationship with. Maybe it is encouraging him to be involved in an increasing number of activities, starting with just one a week. Take baby steps toward a solution and hopefully he will engage with the community soon!