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Fun Fall Activities for Seniors

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. The following fun fall activities for seniors offer some great ways for you to spend time together with your loved one this autumn.

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’re 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.

Watch a Movie

With Halloween approaching, fall is a great time to get into scary movies. 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.

Make Fall Crafts

Some fun fall activities for seniors involve a little creativity, so if your elderly relative is somewhat artistic, go ahead and plan a few fall crafts to do together. A popular craft for the fall is an autumn wreath that features everything from fall leaves and tiny pumpkins to pine cones and small ears of corn.

Granted, not everyone is crafty or wants to get super creative. But it’s still possible to be artistic for matter your skill level. You can simply print out fall-themed coloring pages, since adult coloring is known for being relaxing for people of any age.

Bake Some Sweet Fall Treats

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.

Visit a Local Pumpkin Patch

Visiting a local pumpkin patch 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.

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.

Get Ready for Halloween

Halloween may only last for a day, but the preparation leading up to it means there are plenty of opportunities for fun fall activities. Start by taking a trip to the store to get candy for trick or treaters. You can then make a fun activity by putting a few pieces of candy in several Halloween-themed treat bags to give out.

And if you brought home a few pumpkins from the pumpkin patch, now is the time to start carving and decorating them before Halloween arrives.

These fun fall activities for seniors should offer you a chance to spend some great quality time with your loved one!

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