With days getting shorter and cooler, everyone is starting to think about the nice fall days that are ahead. Fall is a beautiful time of year. After all, what’s not to like? The weather cools down, Halloween begins approaching and people start baking pumpkin-flavored treats. We can easily enjoy many ways to make the most of the season safely.
Here are our top 4 fall fun ideas for seniors!
Enjoy the Crisp Air with Walks
Fall is the perfect time to take regular walks. Depending on the area, seniors should be able to see plenty of fall colors in the trees and bushes along walking paths. Not only are fall walks full of beautiful scenery as the leaves change colors, but they are also good for the body.
Of course, you should pay attention to safety during any active fun fall activities for seniors like this. Make sure everyone is dressed properly for the weather, and consider any physical limitations before deciding how far to walk. For seniors who can’t walk more than a few steps at a time, a visit to a park or a stroll in a wheelchair will still allow them to see the changing colors and enjoy the crisp fall air. Even opening the window to the smell of the fresh air in can help get in the fall mood.
Watch a Movie
With Halloween approaching, fall is a great time to watch a favorite scary (or not so scary) movie. Try to stick to the classics that most seniors will fondly remember having watched in high school or college. You can’t go wrong with those movies, such as The Curse of Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, or Dracula.
Once you decide on the movie, get together some snacks your loved one will enjoy. Fall-themed food, such as Halloween candy or anything with pumpkin in it, would be perfect. But don’t forget to grab some popcorn and your loved one’s favorite drinks before the movie starts.
Visit a Local Pumpkin Patch or Farm Stand
Visiting a local pumpkin patch or farm stand is a great day trip. Most cities have a few to choose from, making it easy for you and your loved ones to get together to pick a few pumpkins straight from the patch—rather than just buying them from the store or look through some fresh produce to purchase to make some healthy meals and fall treats.
Most pumpkin patches even have other activities, such as petting zoos, pumpkin decorating stations, and hayrides. They also sometimes feature onsite bakeries that use fresh pumpkins, apples and other locally grown produce in all their recipes.
Bake Some Sweet Fall Treats
After a visit to the farm stand the next step can be to use those fresh ingredients to make some delicious snacks. One of the sweetest fun fall activities for seniors involves baking. Fall is the perfect time to break out some canned pumpkin, pie crusts and plenty of cinnamon. But you don’t just have to stick to the typical pumpkin pie or apple pie.
Try making some tasty fall-inspired breakfast options, such as pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin bread, or cinnamon rolls. Your fall baking recipes are basically endless, allowing you both a chance to get together and celebrate this season in the yummiest way.