Posted on Oct 09, 2015
Fall Friendly Activities for Seniors and Senior Home Care
The second week of October is already upon us. 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.
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.
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.
Another fun fall friendly activity for a senior loved one to enjoy can take place indoors if needed. Visit the local craft supply store and pick up a plain wreath that can be decorated with items from the woods outside like acorns and spray painted pinecones. It may be helpful to use artificial leaves to prevent the crumbly mess that is sure to come with ones fallen from the tree. Hot glue these fun finds onto the wreath, add a pretty fall colored ribbon, and a new welcoming door hanging is created! This is a wonderful activity that can be done inside the comforts of home!
When one thinks of fall, the scent of pumpkin spice and apples are sure to come to mind. Fall friendly activities for seniors include baking and cooking savory dishes in the slow cooker. Perhaps your elderly loved one has a special ingredient in the pumpkin bars or the apple pie. Take the time to learn their favorite recipe so it can be shared for generations to come. Create a favorite recipe book and have it printed for extra longevity. The most important thing about baking together is cherishing the time spent creating memories that will last a long time.
If you would like to learn more about caring and consistent in home care for seniors, along with the many benefits of professional live in care for the elderly, or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, 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 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 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.