Senior-Friendly Autumn Activities

While we all enjoy the warm weather that summer brings, there’s no doubt that fall is the most favored season.

In fact, 28% of Canadians say that fall is their favourite season, whereas 25 percent say summer is their favourite season.

With the changing of colours, crisp weather, and pumpkin-flavoured everything, it’s no wonder that so many people prefer the fall.

A few senior friendly activities include:

1. Enjoy the Outdoors

Fall is actually the perfect time of year to enjoy the great outdoors. Not only is the weather crisp and cool, but the fall colors offer a beautiful change in scenery.

Plus, going for a walk is great for your health. Daily walking can help improve your cardiovascular fitness, lift your mood, reduce pain, and lower your blood sugar levels!

If going for long walks isn’t an option, you can take a few laps around the block, or relax in the backyard or on the porch. Even just opening the window a crack to take in the crisp air can significantly improve your mood.

2. Visit a Local Pumpkin Patch

Visiting a local pumpkin patch is an excellent day trip for seniors. If you have grandchildren, this is a great activity that they can tag along for as well.

When you bring your pumpkins home, you can put them to good use by decorating them, carving them, or using them to bake sweet treats.

3. Baking

Speaking of sweet treats, fall is the perfect time to get back into baking.

In addition to baking, fall is a great time to expand your cooking skills by incorporating more seasonal vegetables such as squash, root vegetables, and parsnips.

4. Make Some Fun Fall Crafts

Fall is a great time to hone your artistic skills before Christmas gets here.

One popular fall decor item is an autumn wreath that features everything from candy corn to fall leaves to small ears of corn.

You can also decorate pumpkins or hang up spooky decorations for Halloween.

Which ones will you do?