It’s official, fall has begun and now is the perfect time to focus on your senior loved one. Oftentimes the leaves turn colors, and the weather becomes a more comfortable temperature for seniors. This is the time to let your senior have fun and spend more time with them.
Even if you’re out of state, you can still encourage your loved one to create a senior fall bucket list. This might be something that senior home care providers can help with or something that another family member wishes to help with. Senior home care providers are professionals who can ensure a senior stays independent enough for a senior to have fun but is a person who is also very practical for your elderly loved one to have. If your senior is well taken care of with a professional on standby, here are a few fall activities that should go on their bucket list.
Take a Colorful Walk
Every senior should be moving even if they don’t feel like it. When a senior stops moving, bad things can happen, and it is imperative to keep going. This is the time of year when the leaves start changing, and outside walks can be beautiful for a senior to enjoy. Even just walking around the yard to observe the trees is a beautiful task.
Take a Colorful Drive
You can get your fill of autumn’s vibrant foliage without fighting the crowds on the hiking trails if you just get in your vehicle and drive. Grab your favorite hot drink from a nearby coffee shop before going out to make the event seem extra seasonal. While you’re out, call attention to any particularly stunning flora.
Make a Fun and Seasonal Drink at Home
You don’t have to hit Dunks or Starbucks and spend $10 on a drink. Instead, you can make a nice warm cup of cinnamon tea at home or buy your elderly loved one some pumpkin coffee or flavored syrup. Head on over to create something tasty and delicious that is in season. This will help them get into the fall mood and may even help warm them up a bit!
Decorate Pumpkins Together
If your senior doesn’t want to deal with the mess of pumpkins, purchase fake pumpkins and paint them! You can even buy plain clay pumpkins to paint and then take them somewhere close to get fired up. It’s an excellent way to save decor for years to come and something they can even pass on to their grandkids.
It’s The Perfect Season to Start a Gratitude Book or Journal
This time of year is ideal for laying the groundwork for a lifetime of gratitude. Create a thankfulness diary to record daily appreciation for the many blessings in your life. If you try this, you’ll be pleasantly pleased by its positive effect on your disposition.
Make a Warm Soup
Soup is a classic autumnal comfort meal and a dish that everyone, from amateur cooks to culinary pros, can give a go. One great way to use up leftovers is to make a pot of chili, a robust vegetable soup, or your go-to dish. If you want to have leftovers to enjoy later, make a double batch and give some to a friend or store in the freezer.