Currently, this fall season has brought me back to some memories of my senior parents and the activities we’d engage in during the cooler weather. They had more gumption to get themselves out of the house with the cooler temperatures, and it was nice to see them getting away from the house and active. Some of the fall activities for seniors which we’d engage in are listed here.
Fall Foilage Outings
If your senior family members are still good on their feet, and balance isn’t an issue, getting them out to see the fall colors always brings their spirits up. My parents and I, along with a couple of my young children at the time, would find a local wooded area, perhaps with some water nearby to walk along and view the various types of leaves, trees, birds and wildlife.
Fall Snacks and Treats for Classrooms
My mom used to like to make the kids different types of treats for the fall holiday seasons. Halloween bars and other finger foods to take to school made it more fun for my mom to put together. She enjoyed the fact that all of the other kids in the girls classrooms were going to be eating her treats too. It was also a great help to me to have her making these snacks, by freeing me up a bit.
We had adopted a senior friend who didn’t have grandchildren of her own. She also had an interest in taking pictures of my kids at different outings and events. This gave her something to keep her mind active as well as something to talk about when she talked to her senior friends during outings and lunches. She got herself even more involved in photography over time by learning the newest versions of different software and programs to enhance her photos. In fact, she’d teach my kids how to operate some of these software programs and they’d end up having a lot of interaction with her. If you have a senior that’s still interested in something a bit more technical, suggest learning some photograhy.
Once our adopted “grandma” had all of the pics she wanted for a specific event, she then would organize them and create albums for my kids. They would sometimes participate in making these with her, which gave them some one on one time, and was a nice keepsake memory of a fondly remembered event. My own mom enjoyed participating in this activity too, even though she wasn’t the person who took the photos.
Source: Personal experience