5 Fun Fall Activities for Seniors
The spectacular colors of the leaves, the crisp, sunny days: fall is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year—especially in Utah. Here at Canyon Creek Senior Living, fall is a season we all look forward to—and celebrate!
How can you celebrate this beautiful season with your senior loved one? In this month’s edition of our senior living blog, we’ll be discussing just that. Read more for inspiration!
#1 Explore the Leaves
Beautiful hues of orange, yellow, red, oh my! The colors of fall are truly magnificent. Celebrate the changing of seasons by organizing a walk with your senior loved one. Collect beautifully colored leaves along the way, and consider pressing them in a book upon your return. If walking isn’t an option due to limited mobility, take a scenic drive to explore the beauty of your natural surroundings.
#2 Fall Crafting
Enjoy a fall craft session! Crafts are a great way for seniors to express their creativity—and have fun! One of our favorite craft ideas is to press flowers and leaves that you’ve collected along a walk. These can be made into beautiful cards and decorations. You can also use the leaves to create decorative wreaths—a beautiful addition to your senior’s living space. This wonderful resource has some great fall-themed ideas for crafts, too, including how to make a pumpkin gal (or guy!)!
#3 Costuming and Celebrating
Dress up! Here at Canyon Creek, we have a Halloween party where all our residents get to show off their amazing costumes; it’s always a blast! Help your senior loved one pick out a wonderful costume. And make sure they have somewhere to show off their masterpiece, like asking them to help answer the door for trick-or-treaters.
#4 Eat Festive Treats
Pumpkin pie, Halloween candy, caramel apples: the tastes of fall are delicious! Organize a simple baking project with your senior loved one—or simply pick up some delicious fall-themed goods and sit down to share a delicious treat.
#5 Coloring and Games
Enjoy some hot cocoa or tea while working on a fall-themed puzzle. Or, grab some Halloween-themed coloring books. Coloring can be very meditative and reduce stress; plus, it’s a lot of fun and can make for great autumn decorations to hang around the home!
For additional inspiration, feel free to browse our activities calendars available here. Want to know more about what’s going on at Canyon Creek? Follow us on Facebook, stop by for a visit, or stay tuned for next month’s blog post. Happy fall!
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