While we all enjoy the warm weather that summer brings, there’s no doubt that fall is the most favored season.
In fact, 29 percent of Americans say that fall is their favorite season, whereas 25 percent say summer is their favorite season.
And, with the changing of colors, crisp weather, and pumpkin-flavored everything, it’s no wonder that so many people prefer the fall.
But, if you’re a senior or you work as a caregiver for a senior, then you’re probably wondering what to do during this new season.
Luckily, there are just as many things to do in the fall as there is to do in the summer.
Check out this guide to learn about the best fall activity ideas for seniors.
1. Enjoy the Crisp Air
Fall is actually the perfect time of year to enjoy the great outdoors. Not only is the weather crisp and cool, but the fall colors offer a beautiful change in scenery.
Plus, going for a walk is great for your health. Daily walking can help improve your cardiovascular fitness, lift your mood, reduce pain, and lower your blood sugar levels.
If going for long walks isn’t an option, you can take a few laps around the block, or relax in the backyard or on the porch. Even just opening the window a crack to take in the crisp air can significantly improve your mood.
2. Visit a Local Pumpkin Patch
Visiting a local pumpkin patch is an excellent day trip for seniors. And, if you have grandchildren, this is a great activity that they can tag along for as well.
Most cities have at least a few pumpkin patches to choose from. And, many cities offer additional activities such as petting zoos, hayrides, corn mazes, and pumpkin decorating stations.
When you bring your pumpkins home, you can put them to good use by decorating them, carving them, or using them to bake sweet treats.
3. Whip Up Some Sweet Treats
Speaking of sweet treats, fall is the perfect time to get back into baking.
Try your hand at pumpkin bread, marshmallow Krispie treats, caramel apples, mulled apple cider, sugar cookies, or egg nog.
In addition to baking, fall is a great time to expand your cooking skills by incorporating more seasonal vegetables such as squash, root vegetables, and parsnips.
4. Make Some Fun Fall Crafts
Fall is a great time to hone your artistic skills before Christmas gets here.
One popular fall decor item is an autumn wreath that features everything from candy corn to fall leaves to small ears of corn.
You can also decorate pumpkins or hang up spooky decorations for Halloween.
Fall Activity Ideas for Seniors: Which Ones Will You Do?
As you can see, there are a lot of excellent fall activity ideas for seniors.
Now, all you have to do is pick an activity and get started.
Also, be sure to check out this guide to vacation ideas for seniors with limited mobility.
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