7 Must-Try Fall Activities for Seniors

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Fall is one of the best times of year, at least for those of us in Massachusetts. We can proudly say that our foliage is absolutely gorgeous, which truly enhances the fall season. With the changing of the leaves, crisp air, and the aroma of warm apple cider, fall time is filled with warmth. During the fall, there are plenty of activities for seniors to enjoy, which we’ve listed below.

  1. Pumpkin Carving

This is a great activity to schedule when grandchildren visit the assisted living community.  There are plenty of pumpkin patches around, and if seniors don’t want to carve pumpkins, they can certainly get artistic and work on painting the pumpkins.

  1. View the Foliage

Like we mentioned, the foliage in Massachusetts is breathtaking, so what better way to take in the scenery than with a casual stroll. A nice leisurely walk helps to get seniors’ blood pumping and keep them in good health.

  1. Knitting

Now that the cold weather is upon us, it’s time to layer up with sweaters, scarves, and blankets. Both knitting and crocheting allow seniors to create gifts for friends and family as well as design clothing for themselves.

  1. Arts & Crafts

Incorporating nature into crafts is the perfect way to create some fall artwork. Use bright leaves or pinecones in the crafts to create things such as leaf wreaths and cornhusk dolls.

  1. Classic Scary Movies

October is the right time to revisit some of those campy horror classics such as The Creature of the Black Lagoon and Godzilla. If grandchildren are visiting, put on some Disney movies such as Hocus Pocus.

  1. Crossword Puzzles

Believe it or not, crossword puzzle booklets are still extremely popular, and there are plenty of festive ones that have recently hit the shelves.

  1. Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are a great way to get the grandchildren excited when visiting an assisted living care community. Set up a scavenger hunt around the property when children are visiting.

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