Halloween Activities for Seniors and Their Loved Ones
The fall season comes with many different activities and holidays to look forward to. Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in America, with different activities to celebrate alone or with the whole family. This fall, try incorporating some of these spooky-season activities with children, seniors, and everyone in between.
Visit a Farm
Many farms across the country participate in activities and festivals for the entire season of fall. Depending on what’s available in your area some of the activities may include hayrides, pumpkin patches, apple picking, and haunted corn fields. If you live in Maryland or in the surrounding areas, there are several farms that participate in fall festivities.
Whether you are eating them or using them for decoration, pumpkins are a huge part of fall festivities. Carving pumpkins is one of the most popular ways to use them for decoration, but it may be helpful to get more creative. Using knives and carving tools may be more difficult for seniors as they age, but painting may be a safer and more creative option. Painting and adding other crafts to pumpkins, with your senior loved one may be the perfect creative outlet for them. As a bonus, you can scoop out the pumpkin’s seeds and roast them in the oven to include them into other fall recipes.
Make Halloween Treats
Festive treats are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. As seniors age, they may find themselves in the kitchen less often. This may be a great opportunity for you and your senior loved one to spend more time together doing something that they used to do often. From cookies, deviled eggs, pretzels, and more there are so many fun and creative ways to make festive Halloween treats that the entire family can enjoy.
Finding the perfect costume can be overwhelming at times. Halloween stores can be crowded and picked through, and it can be difficult to find exactly what you’re looking for. Creating your own costume at home may lead you to the perfect outfit you’re looking for. If your senior loved one is interested in sewing or creating designs, this may be a great opportunity for you to learn from them. You may even find a new hobby in creating your own designs. Whether you are staying at home to pass out candy or attending a festive event, creating your own costume can be a fun learning experience for you and your loved one.
Spooky Movie Marathon
With fall, comes colorful leaves and cooler weather. Cooler weather can bring the perfect opportunity to stay at home and watch your favorite movies. One of the most accessible ways to get in the spirit of Halloween, is to watch your favorite spooky movies. Talk with your senior loved one to learn more about what movies they may be interested in and make a list from there. Grab your favorite treats and get comfortable for your spooky movie marathon.
Celebrating Halloween, or the fall season in general, doesn’t have to be complicated. Spending quality time with your senior loved one can be as simple as watching their favorite movies or going out to pick apples. At Senior Helpers, our caregivers are available to help with transportation needs, personal care, planning activities, and more. Whatever you and your senior loved one decide, Senior Helpers is here to help. Our caregivers are expertly trained to provide quality care depending on their individual needs and wants. Contact us to learn more about how we can bring peace of mind to you and improve quality of life your senior loved one.