Friday, June 13, 2014

The Ultimate Father's Day Gift: Your Undivided Attention

Make it a day to remember with a break from technological distractions. He’s always there for you but are you ready to be there for him?  When thinking of gifts for Father’s Day, families tend to gravitate to the familiar – socks and ties, BBQ tools, golf clubs or if he’s lucky, concert tickets or the latest electronic gadget.  Sure, dad will thank you for these gifts and he’ll probably even enjoy them.  But why not shake things up this year and give him something totally unexpected - the gift of you, in-person and tech-free!

Foresters, an international financial services provider committed to family well-being, is challenging families to take a Tech Timeout this Father’s Day.  Turn off the smartphones, unplug the television, put away the video games and ‘disconnect to reconnect’ with dad.  Get outside, go for a walk or hike, play a board game or let dad choose the activity, as long as it’s tech-free.
The Tech Timeout challenge encourages families to take a daily scheduled one-hour break from their electronic devices and reconnect with each other in a more personal way. Families can sign the Tech Timeout pledge wall to accept the challenge at


About Foresters
For 140 years, Foresters™, an international financial services provider, has fulfilled its purpose to enhance family well-being for its members and the communities where they live.   A fraternal benefit society, Foresters offers quality life insurance and investment products, unique member benefits and inspiring community activities. Foresters shares its financial strength with more than one million members in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit, and

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