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Fun Fall Activity Ideas from a Pharr Texas Retirement Home

Everything’s Bigger in Texas–Even the Fun!

Everything’s Bigger in Texas–Even the Fun!

One of the great things about Southern Texas is that the weather stays comfortable throughout the fall –it doesn’t get too cold! You might have to put on a few extra layers, but you can still take advantage of the fresh air and beautiful sights around the area. Here at Brook Ridge, an independent living community in Pharr, Texas, we encourage our residents to keep their schedules busy and make the most of every season. While getting outside and staying active should be a top priority, we know that staying in and engaging in relaxing activities is just as important! We’ve compiled a list of both indoor and outdoor activity ideas for you to try this fall so you can find the perfect balance–keep reading to take advantage of these activities in and around Pharr, TX!

Take a Hike

With the lovely weather that Pharr and surrounding areas bring, there’s no excuse to not enjoy a hike or stroll every once in a while. Plus, getting fresh air and being active is great for your mind, body, and soul! Grab a friend or family member and head to one of the many hiking trails or parks around the area to catch up and get moving. Some of these include the McAllen Nature Center, Fireman’s Park, McAllen Hike and Bike Trail, and the Pharr Vanguard Academy Nature & Birding Center.

Learn Something New

Pharr and its surrounding areas have a plethora of learning opportunities! From museums to historic sites to libraries, there is so much out there to explore. We’ve collected some great options for getting out of the house and being active, but still enjoying an indoor environment. There are great local museums to visit, including the Museum of South Texas History and the International Museum of Art and Science. If you want to learn something on your own time, head to the McAllen Public Library or Pharr Memorial Library to check out a book to bring home. Or just get a book that you will enjoy–it doesn’t have to be educational! Reading in any form is a great way for seniors to keep their minds sharp.

Sit Back and Relax

In the fall, the weather may be cold, rainy, or foggy, which can make us not want to do much of anything besides relaxing. On days like those, heading to one of the local Cinemark Theaters to catch a movie showing is a great idea! The Cinemark Theaters offer luxury loungers for optimal comfort throughout movies, as well as top-notch food and drink options. Or, you could always just sit back and relax in the comfort of your home and watch a movie.

Indulge in Yummy Food

Sometimes we just need some food to warm us up and bring us joy! Consider trying out a new or old recipe–whether it be a warm pastry or a yummy soup. If you plan on cooking or baking, invite your friends or family to join you. If you aren’t up for cooking, consider visiting or getting takeout from your favorite local restaurant–or try a new one. There are so many unique and delicious restaurants in and around Pharr, Texas, who would greatly appreciate your support!

These are just a few of the many ways to enjoy fall– some more include crafting, playing games, decorating, visiting family and going for scenic drives. At Brook Ridge, a top independent living community in Pharr, TX, we ensure that our residents make the most of every season by hosting seasonal events and providing transportation to their desired destinations!

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