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6 Fall Activities for Elderly Parents from an Aurora Assisted Home

Make the Most of this Fall with your Senior Loved Ones

Make the Most of this Fall with your Senior Loved Ones

As we age, maintaining the mobility of our youth can become difficult. This can make it a little bit harder to plan activities for the whole family, especially if there are younger, more active members participating. If you’ve struggled with coming up with ideas for fall activities to enjoy with your senior loved ones, you’re not alone. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite ideas for spending time with your loved ones–because nothing should get in the way of some wholesome and meaningful family fun that everyone can enjoy! Keep reading to see 6 ideas for fall activities from Belleview Heights, an Aurora assisted living community.

Autumn-Themed Crafts

No matter your age or ability, getting your creative juices flowing can be an entertaining, stimulating, and rewarding experience. Plus, it is great for promoting your seniors’ brain health! Consider these craft ideas:

  • Create a wreath using yellow, brown, red, and orange leaves, acorns, and ribbon.
  • Print off fall-themed coloring pages to enjoy.
  • Make a fall dream catcher with seasonal colored yarn and artificial flowers/leaves.
  • Make pinecone bird feeders for birdwatching!

Take a Family Photo

The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do. Plan a family photo to have for safekeeping and memories. Consider a location where the leaves are changing, or take it in your own home for more sentiment. There’s nothing quite as heartwarming as having photos with your family to look back on. Plus, you could even frame it and use it as a decoration in your home.

Paint Pumpkins

Pumpkin carving is one of the activities that many people tend to look forward to in the fall. However, it can be very messy and time-consuming, as well as dangerous, depending on the tools you use and your loved one’s abilities or limitations. But the whole family can enjoy painting pumpkins–everyone from toddlers to seniors! It can be easier for them, as it requires less strength and can be done seated, along with being a safer alternative to carving.

Make Yummy Treats

There’s nothing better than some fresh, homemade pie or pastries in the fall! Head to the kitchen and have your loved one assist you in baking some yummy treats. There are so many different treats to choose from, such as pie, cheesecake, brownies, and cobbler. Try incorporating fall flavors like pumpkin, apple, or cinnamon!

Enjoy the Fall Foliage

Fresh air is good for the soul–and fall foliage is good for the eyes. Take some time with your loved one to admire the changing leaves that come with the fall season. Consider doing this by going for a drive, going for a walk, relaxing on the porch, or just looking from the comfort of your home!

Autumn-Themed Puzzle

Puzzles are a great activity that multiple people of all ages can participate in. Grab a fall-themed puzzle to complete with your family and friends. There are even websites where you can personalize puzzles with your own photo if you want to surprise your loved one!

Whatever you do with your senior loved one this fall, make sure it’s fun! All of these ideas are affordable, easy, and enjoyable for the whole family–even grandkids. At Belleview Heights, we make sure that every day of every season offers fun activities for our residents.

To learn more about residency or to schedule a tour of Belleview Heights, contact our friendly team today.