With shorter days and chillier nights, autumn is here! Fall brings several opportunities for seniors to live an enriched life full of activities that will boost their well-being.
Daffodils, tulips, allium, and hyacinth are four of the best perennials to plant during the fall. Come spring, your garden will be bustling with beautiful flowers year after year! You can start with a single pot, or if you’re a seasoned gardener, you can plant a whole garden! As an added bonus, gardening has been proven to build strength, boost moods, and improve memory. Don’t forget to pull out your plants or cut them back as the cold nights affect your perennials.
Don’t want to deal with the icky mess of carving a pumpkin but still want to be festive? Try pumpkin painting! This stress reducing activity will increase creativity and relaxation. All you need is a pumpkin, paint, and some brushes. Surf the internet or websites like Pinterest to find inspiration, and customize your pumpkins to your liking.
Stock up on your favorite candies and turn your porch light on and wait for the parade of costumes. Staying at home on Halloween doesn’t mean you can’t dress up in your favorite costume, either! If you want to be the favorite house on the block, purchase some king size candy bars and give them to those wearing your favorite costumes.
Gather your friends and family once a week for a movie night. Whether it’s an 80’s classic or the newest Pixar movie, the possibilities are endless, and you can even incorporate a scary movie as Halloween grows closer. Just add popcorn!
Tailgating at Home
What goes hand-in-hand better than fall and football? Embrace your inner mascot and root on your favorite team by grilling out and turning on the game. Whether it is an NFL or college football game, watch parties can be fun for the whole family, and who doesn’t love typical tailgate food?!?