Fall Activities for Seniors


 Fall Activities for Seniors

Fall is officially here and that means enjoying cooler weather and all of the fun festivities that autumn brings. It’s a great time for families to get together to celebrate. While Halloween and Thanksgiving are just around the corner and bring their own excitement, there are plenty of other ways to enjoy the fall as well. Getting your senior up and out of the house while spending time with loved ones can boost their mood and create wonderful memories. Here are just a few fun fall activities to contemplate:

  • Watch the leaves change: Depending on where you live, the changing leaves can be an amazing sight to see. The northeastern part of the country is known for its gorgeous colors. Take a walk or drive and see nature in all its beauty. How many different colors are on the leaves? What animals are out and about? Enjoy the peace and serenity.  Make a craft with the leaves you collect with small children or make a leaf stencil.  Leaves are a fun arts & crafts tool.
  • Go birdwatching: While you’re out and about enjoying nature, why not stop to look at (and listen to) the birds? It can be fun to hear them calling back and forth and try to find where they are. Grab a pair of binoculars and a bird book and see how many different types of birds you can spot.  Go to bird watching sites online to identify the species you see.
  • Build a birdhouse: Speaking of fall and birds, take time to build (or just decorate) a birdhouse to hang in the yard. It’s something pretty to look at, attracts birds, and gives them a safe shelter to nest in. Your loved one can let their creativity go as they paint, glue, or build their birdhouse.  Also, you can make a bird feeder for your birdhouse by going to Pinterest for ideas.
  • Carve pumpkins: As Halloween draws nearer, head out to the pumpkin patch and pick your own pumpkins or gourds. Spend an afternoon together carving or decorating your pumpkins and reminiscing about the past. You can also turn your pumpkin seeds into a healthy snack.
  • Go apple picking: Fall is also a great time to pick your own apples and check out everything the orchard has to offer. Turn your harvest into applesauce, pies, cider, dried apple wreaths, and much more.
  • Go to a fall festival: Check out local events such as harvest festivals or fall celebrations. Enjoy music, food, crafts, games, and other activities together. It’s a wonderful way to spend time with your family and friends & being social, while supporting your community.

Having the support of an in-home caregiver can also give your loved one someone to talk to and to help them with activities throughout the fall. They can help with making applesauce or pies, accompany them to concerts or events, or help decorate for the season. You can rest easier knowing there is someone else checking in on them and providing the care they need with day-to-day activities. Always Best Care is committed to providing exceptional care for seniors as they age in place. Call (267) 217-7059 or email [email protected] to schedule a free consultation.

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