At Rockland Place, an independent and assisted living facility in Wilmington, experienced dads are sharing a bit of their legacy: their best advice on fatherhood. Just in time for Father’s Day, these seasoned fathers are connecting to the younger generation, providing insight and hindsight that they hope will make the "Dad experience" a great one for all.


    At Rockland Place, an independent and assisted living facility in Wilmington, experienced dads are sharing a bit of their legacy: their best advice on fatherhood. Just in time for Father’s Day, these seasoned fathers are connecting to the younger generation, providing insight and hindsight that they hope will make the "Dad experience" a great one for all.
    Here are a few tips from fathers at Rockland Place:
    “Always be available to help and advise them,” said John Dolan, 86, a father of five. “Try to keep in touch with them; if you don't think they're doing the right thing, let them know and give them guidance. Do things with them: play sports, help with homework, introduce them to music.”
    Harry Gross, 88, a father of two, said, “Encourage your children to go as far as they can in education. Education is something that will stay with them, no matter what.”
    “Do things with your children: play games, read to them. have a good time and enjoy them,” said Parker Fernald, 85, a father of four.
    George Rosenberg, 87, a father of two, said “You must learn to say both ‘yes’ and ‘no’ and use your best judgment.”
    Peter Contompasis, 89, a father of three, said “Recognize and assume your responsibility as a father from the minute your child is born.”
    “Spend time with them and listen,” said Bill Sauers, 83, a father of three. “It's not always an easy job, but it's always worthwhile.”
    Rockland Place is located at 1519 Rockland Road in Wilmington. For more information, call 302-565-4160, 302-565-4160 or go to http://www.watermarkcommunities.com/rocklandplace.