6 Fun Fall Activities for Seniors and Caregivers
Fall is finally here!
It's time for beautiful coloured leaves, colder weather, and cozy sweaters. Why not enjoy the season at its maximum?
To help you keep your loved one's active during the fall season we compiled a list of the top 6 fun fall activities for seniors and caregivers to do this season. Whether you're looking for things to do with your grandparents or just looking for some new ideas, this guide has it all. From apple picking to leaf-raking, these are great ways to enjoy that autumn feeling all year long!
1. Go for a Walk in Nature
Walking in nature can be a great way to release stress and find tranquility. Studies show that spending time outdoors helps people appreciate these natural treasures more, as well as their significance for humankind's health.
A walk-through scenic landscapes may also improve mental clarity by giving your brain what is known as “green space” which triggers production of serotonin - an important neurotransmitter involved with regulating moods!
2. Apple Picking
Apples are a quintessential part of fall, and apple picking is a fun activity for seniors, as well as all the family! It's an outdoor activity that can be done at any time of the day, especially on weekends. It is the perfect occasion to bring the family together, and get seniors to socialize before winter, a season known for being more isolating. There will most likely be different animals to see as well as produce available for purchase to cook with afterward. This is one of those autumn activities where you can spend some quality time with your loved ones without breaking the bank.
3. Carving Pumpkins
Another great way to welcome in fall is carving pumpkins! It's probably the first thing we think about when autumn comes around, and it's a fun family activity for seniors and caregivers to enjoy together. You can choose a traditional jack-o'-lantern design or get inspiration from Pinterest for other creative ideas. Plus, this is an easy way to decorate your home without breaking the bank.
4. Leaf Piles
This is another free autumn activity that's perfect for those crisp fall days. What's great about leaf piles is that they're not just enjoyable for those who love the outdoors, but they also double as exercise. Seniors will most likely be able to rake leaves faster than you, so why not help them out? This also introduces them to new surroundings and activates their muscles in a different way!
This is a popular activity among older adults because it gives them an opportunity to stay creative and use their hands. One example is coloring pictures - but coloring pages aren't just restricted to kids' stuff anymore! Coloring books geared towards adults are big right now - in fact, they can be pretty cool. The designs are often sophisticated and provide a challenge to colorists. You can also get books with fun sayings or beautiful landscapes, so if you have an older loved one who has always wanted to be an artist, this is the perfect thing to do with them!
6. Apple Cider
Last but certainly not least: apple cider. Having a warm cup of apple cider during autumn is essential. It's a drink that reminds us exactly why we love this season so much! There are many brands you can choose from, and if you're feeling adventurous enough, there are ways to make your own at home. This will be an activity for everyone to enjoy together since it doesn't require too much work.
The fall season is a great time to get outside and enjoy the crisp air, beautiful leaves, and all the festive activities that go along with it. There are plenty of fun things for seniors to do this year if they're looking for something new!
This blog post has provided six ideas to keep senior activities from apple picking to leaf-raking so you can have a blast no matter what your interest might be. We hope these ideas help make autumn even more enjoyable - we have many other blog posts on our site if you need some additional inspiration or information about how to care for an elderly loved one from Domilia
As well, here are more senior activities tips to do with seniors.