With the end of the summer, fall brings about many refreshing changes. From enjoying the cool weather and changing leaves to eating fall foods, there are many fun ways to celebrate the new season. See below for a list of six festive fall activities for seniors from Daily Caring!
Enjoy Fall-themed Coloring Pages: Coloring is a stress-relieving activity that everyone can enjoy. There are endless options of free, fall-themed coloring pages available online, including scenic landscapes or Halloween designs.
Make Seasonal Decorations: Making and putting up decorations is a fun way to mark the change of the seasons. You could even hang up your coloring pages or create a fall leaf garland.
Put Together a Fall-themed Jigsaw Puzzle: Either challenge yourself to a puzzle or gather with a group of friends to put together a festive puzzle! There are many options of fall puzzles at stores and online, and Birds of a Feather even has puzzles designed specifically for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Prepare Festive Homemade Treats: Baking, mixing and assembly are fun activities that many older adults will enjoy. Some delicious fall treats include no bake pumpkin cheesecake, glazed pumpkin sugar cookies and baked apple roses.
Prepare for Halloween Trick-or-Treaters: If you are planning on handing out candy to children in the neighborhood or family members, take your goody bags up a notch this year by adding coloring sheets or by creating pumpkin pouch bags.
Enjoy the Outdoors: Fall is a wonderful time to enjoy nature. Bundle up and breathe the fresh air, admire the beautiful colors on display and hear the crunch of fallen leaves as you walk.