Fall Activities to Enjoy with your Senior Loved Ones

Leaves are changing to beautiful yellow, orange, and red, the smell of campfires and cinnamon permeates the air, and the weather is perfect for your favorite flannel. Whether it’s at your local pumpkin patch or right in your backyard, Fall offers many leaf-crunching and apple cider-sipping activities to help keep you in touch with your senior loved ones!

Paint pumpkins or share a pumpkin to carve. Grab a set of acrylic paints and get creative as you paint pumpkins together.  If carving a traditional jack-o-lantern sounds appealing, pick out your favorite pumpkin to design together and start carving!

Make caramel apples or your favorite comfort food. Spend some time in the kitchen with your loved one cooking up a Fall favorite or trying something new. Apple cider sipping is optional but highly encouraged!

Gather colorful leaves or family photos for a fun Fall craft. Make a leaf turkey for Thanksgiving! Get outside and enjoy the beautiful Fall weather with your loved one. You may enjoy hunting for the perfect leaves as much as you enjoy assembling your crafty creation! Looking through old family photos for a shadow box is a wonderful way to begin engaging conversations and learn new stories as you create a shadow box treasure.

Read your favorite Fall story or enjoy a seasonal movie together. Blow off the dust and read a Fall classic or get spooky with your favorite Halloween movie. List your favorite seasonal movies on popsicle sticks and randomly pick one from a cup to watch with a big bowl of popcorn!

Dress in matching flannels. Have a photoshoot in your matching fall attire and entertain your loved one by trying out some fun filters on Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, or even TikTok! There really is nothing better than sharing a good laugh with your loved one.

Go on a hayride at your local pumpkin patch. See the sights and feel the cool Fall breeze! Grab a blanket and enjoy a hayride together.

Have a Halloween Karaoke Battle. Sing your favorite Halloween tunes with your loved one. Invite the family and make it a competition! Whoever gets the most votes will be the spooky song champion!

Stroll through your local antique shops. Many local antique shops will have seasonal items or home décor. Browsing an antique store can be another great conversation starter as you discover items that provoke memories.

No matter what activities you and your senior enjoy together, spending some enjoyable time together is what matters most. Invite them for a cozy night in, include them in a fun family activity, or simply pay them a visit. Enjoying a fun seasonal activity together is the perfect excuse to make a date and enjoy some quality time with your favorite senior.

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