Fall Outings for Seniors and In Home Help
It’s hard to believe that fall is officially underway. With Halloween fast approaching, it’s easy to get lost in the bustle of activities and holiday preparation. Now that the days of scorching hot temperatures of summer are gone, it is the perfect time to find time to venture out with our senior loved ones.
Fall brings football, hayrides and camp fires. Now that cooler weather is here, it is a lot easier to enjoy time outside. Many large cities host concerts and festivals outdoors to soak up the comfortable temperatures. This can be an enjoyable event for a senior loved one. Simply pack up a cooler, load up the camping chairs, and relax. Be sure to bring a blanket or pack a sweatshirt for your loved one as evening temperatures tend to be much cooler than the daytime temps.
Some fall friendly activities for seniors include visiting the local apple orchard or pumpkin patch. There are usually hayrides and fresh cider to enjoy while also spending time with family. The outing is sure to bring a smile to an elderly loved one’s face, as well as a new pumpkin to help decorate their home. If mobility issues are a concern; perhaps picking up a pumpkin to deliver to their home will bring some seasonal cheer. Grandchildren will enjoy carving the pumpkin or simply drawing a face using marker with their senior loved one.
Fall is the perfect time to add outings to a senior loved one’s daily activities. Many are simple and easy to do near the home. Taking a stroll around the neighborhood and park, visiting a local arboretum and taking drives along scenic routes to view the vibrant fall colors. Few activities can invigorate people as well as a brisk stroll through crisp autumn air. Taking a pet for a walk is also a fun way to get some fresh air and give the pup some exercise!
As you and a senior loved one are out; take the time to collect flowers and leaves for future crafts and unique decorations. Bright leaves and falling pinecones of the season make the perfect dash of nature for any craft project. Leaves can be used to decorate on vases and flowers can be dried and pressed in wax paper to be framed. The artistic creations promote creativity, enhance social engagement and help create new memories.
If you would like to learn more about the many benefits of caring and consistent in home care for seniors and professional dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers to speak to an elderly care specialist today 805-687-7777! Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, care for Parkinson’s Disease, companionship, personal assistance, and so much more to all areas of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.