Fall is a wonderful time of the year. There are so many things to do even for the residents of assisted living facilities. Fall is a great time to go outside to enjoy the changing leaves, especially since the weather cools down, so we don’t have to worry too much about heat stroke. You can also enjoy the traditional harvest foods.
You are wrong to think that older Americans should be denied the wonderful aspects of fall because they are getting older. These are just a few of the many ways that you can enjoy autumn with your loved ones, regardless of their age.
1) Take a hike
It is great to get outside and walk around. Autumn is a good time of the year. It’s cool enough to not worry about heatstroke and warm enough to not worry about frostbite. It is also the most beautiful season of the year. You can admire the changing leaves and the late-blooming flowers by simply walking around your neighborhood.
These walks can be made into a game with family and friends by having them spot the most autumn colors or taking the best picture.
If your loved one is unable to walk or uses a wheelchair, we are blessed with beautiful sidewalks and stunning scenery in our assisted living community. Stop by to see us!
2) Get in the Kitchen
Autumn is a great season to bake and cook seasonal dishes because of the cooler temperatures. You can roast squash and apples with ground pork to make delicious meals. You can also puree them in hot water to make soup (autumn is great for soups or stews).
You can make fancy pumpkin and apple muffins, or both! While pie is the most obvious option, you can use them in everything from muffins and cakes to bread and cookies. You can make your entire house smell divine by using pumpkin pie spice.
3) Dress up
It is hard to find someone who doesn’t love dressing up as another person or something for a day. This is why Halloween is so popular. So get out your old costumes and put on some masks and hats to create something amazing within the assisted living facility.
4) Get Crafty
You can make your own fall crafts with your older Americans by having them create their own masks using glue, colored paper and markers. You don’t have to limit yourself to what you find in the stores or your closet when you can create a mask that is unique to your own.
Reflections Assisted Living at Carolina Forest’s mission is to make sure that our residents have the best season possible. This could mean spending time outdoors, crafting, cooking, or just enjoying life in general. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our efforts to keep residents healthy and happy throughout the year. Reach out to start the conversation.
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