Autumn is one of the best seasons, as many people will agree. The weather is mild, the leaves are colorful, and warm drinks are the norm. For seniors, the Fall can be a great time to engage in activities of all sorts. Here are a few activities for seniors in the Fall which you may enjoy.
Pumpkins and Apples are Ready!
Pumpkin patches and apple orchards are great places to visit with the family during the Fall. You can also go with caregivers or other seniors, if you like. Even if your mobility is limited, traveling through these natural wonders is quite pleasant, plus the fruits of your labor will be delicious! If you’re local to Howard County, swing by Pong’s Orchard for a wonderful selection of Asian pears, apples, plums, persimmons, and more!
Autumn Crafts Are Always Fun!
Whether you live in an assisted living facility, you live with your kids, or you live on your own, creating a few Fall-inspired crafts will brighten up any space. Dried gourds and pumpkins make for excellent table dressings, or you can make a seasonal wreath that you can give as a gift.
Cooking Brings the Whole Family Together!
Fall recipes are some of the best in terms of comfort food. We’re talking about sweet potato pie, pumpkin bread, roasted beets, butternut squash soup, and green bean casserole. Is anyone else getting hungry? Spend time with the family as you make food together. You can wait until Thanksgiving, if you want, or you can throw together some spooky treats for Halloween!
Spend Some Time in the Garden!
Breathe in the fresh air before the weather gets to cold in a garden. Though there aren’t many flowers that will do well once the cooler months roll in, some vegetables will perform wonderfully. Even if you don’t have access to a large garden, many of these veggies will also do well in a balcony garden.
- Baby Spinach
- Sugarsnap Peas
The key with growing vegetables in the Autumn and Winter is to get the right variety. Talk it over with a local farmer or a professional at a garden store, and they’ll point you in the right direction.
Freedom Mobility Will Help You Enjoy the Fall
If you’re ready to strive for your mobility goals, give us a call today. We want to become an extension of your care team by providing you with the right solution for your needs. Come by our showroom to take a look at some of our wheelchairs in Hanover, Maryland.