As summer comes to a close and autumn begins, it’s time to start thinking about ways to enjoy the changing leaves and dropping temperatures. It’s important to keep seniors physically active and mentally engaged during each season! Our Carespring nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities in Dayton, Cincinnati, and Northern Kentucky work hard to keep our residents happy and healthy all year long. Here are some ideas to enjoy the new season with your senior.
Pumpkins and Apples, Oh My!
Treat your senior to a scenic day trip around your town, making sure to pass by apple orchards and pumpkin patches for a fall-themed outing. Even an hour-long car ride is enough to leave your senior feeling refreshed and entertained. Car trips are perfect for all seniors, but especially those who have difficulty walking or standing for long periods of time. Top off your trip with a cup of warm apple cider or piece of pumpkin pie from a local restaurant.
There are a variety of fall-themed baked goods that are simple to make and even easier to enjoy. Ask your senior to help you prepare an assortment of items for a bake sale, trick or treating, or just to enjoy as a family. Country Living offers recipes and instructions for preparing the perfect fall treat. Don’t forget to share!
Along with pumpkins and sweaters, fall is the time for football. If your senior is able, consider attending a sporting event, or celebrate the game by watching at home with friends and family. Most sporting venues offer seats for the elderly that are easily accessible.
Football isn’t the only game to enjoy. Try working on a fall-themed jigsaw puzzle, or color autumn landscapes with pencils or watercolors. Afraid of the chilly weather? Host a family game night and get cozy with board games and blankets.
Crafts are Calling
Making crafts to decorate your senior’s room or home is a perfect way to celebrate fall. Arts and crafts allow seniors to engage their creative energies while enjoying the company of others. Try some of these DIY projects for new fall décor.
While it may still feel warm outside, as of September 22 fall has officially arrived. We hope your autumn is full of happiness and warmth all season long. How do you celebrate fall with your senior?