Fall Activities to try from the Best 55+ Communities in Ohio

There are so many new adventures to be had this season!

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The changing of the seasons paves the way for new indoor and outdoor activities. While summer time may have meant sunscreen, swimming, and family barbecues, fall weather has endless possibilities. At our Ohio senior retirement communities we know that providing varied and entertaining activities all year round for our residents benefits their social and emotional well-being. In fact, each of our communities has a Life Enrichment Director who is in charge of regularly filling the calendar with new and exciting things to do. Keep reading to try out some of your own activities this fall!

Pumpkin Painting

Pumpkins are a fall staple, and pumpkin carving is a top tradition. Carving a design, picture, or silly face on a pumpkin and putting it outside your door seems to loudly proclaim that fall is here. However, we understand that pumpkin carving may not be a comfortable activity for you or your loved one. In that case, we suggest pumpkin painting! Go through the adventure of finding the perfect pumpkin. Enjoy the same messy and gooey sensory experience of removing the pumpkin insides and seeds. Choose your favorite variety of paint colors and brushes. Then, once you’ve decided what you want to paint, get to work! Pumpkin painting is a safe and accessible way to engage in fall activities without worrying about injury. Your painted pumpkins will last a lot longer than carved ones, too!

Bring the Spirit through Decorations

If you or your loved one enjoys decorating for the seasons and holidays, adding some fall-themed additions to your area can really spruce it up! If you celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving, that could be a great place to start: find your spookiest and scariest decorations and turn your space into a haunted mansion! Some ideas for Halloween decorations include pretend spiders and webs, and orange and black accessories. As Thanksgiving approaches, think more about the attitude of gratitude. Popular Thanksgiving decorations are often harvest-themed items such as artificial foods displayed as a centerpiece. You can also incorporate orange and brown accessories. During fall months it is common to display wall art with phrases like “thankful,” “grateful,” and “gather.” All of which communicate family time and showing appreciation for blessings.

Have a Seasonal Picnic

Take advantage of the crisp air and enjoy the color-changing leaves with a fall picnic! You can find a beautiful park nearby or have one in your own backyard. What makes a picnic successful is quite simple: a cozy blanket, a few yummy things to eat, and quality time with friends and family. If you want, you can use a fall-themed blanket and bring snacks that incorporate flavors of the season. A picnic in the fall can be a great way to get outdoors when it’s not too hot. It’s also a great way to experience the beautiful nature around you and watch the seasons change before your eyes.

Make Fall-themed Snacks and Treats

The last activity we suggest to take advantage of this season is making fall-themed snacks and treats. Cooking and baking are wonderful hobbies that are accessible to almost everyone in one way or another. It’s another activity that makes it easy to bond with loved ones and share old memories while you build new ones. Fall-themed recipes can include anything you or your loved one enjoys eating, but there are definitely a few types of ingredients that instantly feel like fall. Some of these include: pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, apples, maple, caramel, and cranberries.

Our teams at the Ohio retirement communities know the importance of meaningful and enjoyable activities for your loved one. We make it possible for all our residents to have their days jam-packed with fun hobbies and adventures while they’re with us. We hope you will give our fall activity ideas a try this season!

For more information on our Ohio retirement communities, contact our friendly team today!

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