It is officially fall. The weather is unpredictable from day to day as the season changes from hot summer to cooler fall temperatures. The more comfortable weather makes participating in outdoor activities around Santa Barbara a little easier for senior loved ones who might have been cautious with the summer heat and sun.
This autumn weather is perfect for venturing out to local orchards and pumpkin patches. If your elderly loved one is relatively active, they may enjoy some fresh apple cider and a hay ride with grandkids. Apple picking is a relaxing way to gather fruit for baking or canning. There’s still a bit of a kid in all of us who still enjoys picking out a new pumpkin to carve and place on the front doorstep.
Now that we can turn off our air conditioners, your senior loved one might find joy in warming up the oven. If your elderly loved one enjoys baking, perhaps you can make some bread together. Bring the grandkids over and have them learn how to make a delicious homemade apple pie. Perhaps those apples came from a recent visit at your local orchard. Nothing quite feels more like home than the warmth of a kitchen full of delicious treats.
If your loved one prefers not to bake, they may enjoy using their creativity in other ways. A visit to a local craft store can bring ideas for making a new autumn wreath. Use items from nature such as pinecones, dried corn, ribbon, and burlap for a cost-effective and simple look. With the cooler weather, indoor activities such as quilting and crafting are perfect ways to spend an afternoon with an elderly loved one. These activities are also great teaching tools for grandkids who would like to learn how to sew and create.
If hay rides are a bit too bumpy, your senior loved one might enjoy visiting a nearby greenhouse to check out the newest fall flowers. Beautiful mums ranging in colors from orange to red to yellow can really spruce up and bring vibrancy to any home.
If you would like to learn more about in-home help for the elderly, call Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara to speak to a senior care specialist today 805-687-7777. The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can show you the many benefits of professional senior care at home or dementia and Alzheimer’s care. The senior care specialist will also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit if your elderly loved one is a veteran. In home senior care and in home assisted living allows your loved one to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.