Autumn has come as there is a chill in the air and the leaves are turning from green to crimson and orange. The potential for new activities and enjoyable ways to commemorate the fall season arises with the changing of seasons. You might engage in the following activities in 55 communities this year to celebrate the change of the seasons:
Make Fall Crafts
Crafting is a fun senior living activity any time of year, but when the days get shorter, you’ll need to get used to spending more time indoors. Sure, you may take a great autumnal stroll, but on chilly days, having inside activities can make you happier. You could be an expert knitter or a passionate painter. Any of these abilities can be modified for the fall. Make a beautiful scarf for yourself by knitting one, or paint a fall scene with watercolors.
You could also spend some time creating your own Halloween goody packages for your grandchildren or crafting leaf garlands to display around the house. Make a pine cone centerpiece or work on a fall-themed jigsaw puzzle with your pals at your senior living complex.
Try a coloring book if you’re not very good at crafts. You may purchase an adult coloring book with an autumn theme, or you can simply color in a forest picture with reds, oranges, and browns. Adult coloring books have been incredibly popular in recent years, and for good reason: they reduce tension and make it simple to make something lovely for yourself.
Decorate Your Apartment
Bring a bit of extra life into your retirement community by putting the fall decorations back in the closet. Throw blankets in vivid crimson or orange that you may have stashed away can be laid out, or you can get your ceramic pumpkin collection out of the closet. You can get into the holiday mood with a garland of fake leaves hanging from the wall and a cheerful centerpiece on your table.
Take a Walk
Enjoy a stroll to take in the stunning fall leaves as you take in the changing environment around you. You’re bound to feel better when you see vibrant reds, blazing oranges, and sunny yellow leaves. You may go for a stroll around your neighborhood to see the nearby trees, or you can make a day trip out of leaf peeping.
The neighborhood botanic gardens will probably remain open into the fall. You might be pleasantly surprised by the ambiance at these outdoor gardens in the fall if you’ve only ever been there in the summer. The trees will be in blossom even if the flowers aren’t. A plus is that the gardens might not be as congested as they are in the sweltering summer.
Bake Fall Delights
Making delectable goodies to share with loved ones is a wonderful way to celebrate fall. Your house will be filled with enticing flavors and scents thanks to baked goods including cinnamon coffee cakes, apple tarts, and pumpkin spice cookies.
You may prepare these on your own, or you can enlist the assistance of a relative or friend. When it’s time to eat the delicious foods you’ve prepared, drink some apple cider with them. On a brisk day, sip it warm or warm it up with a cinnamon stick.