We don’t have orange and red leaves falling in Florida, but we are blessed with some of the best weather year-round!
Many of the seniors we serve grew up in colder states and miss the changing colors. We want to encourage you to bring fall to Florida this year!
Ten fall activities to do with seniors:
- Decorate The Front Porch
- Carve or Paint Pumpkins
- Bake or Cook Fall Favorites
- Decorate The Living Room
- Plant Seasonal Bulbs
- Create Your Own Pumpkin Patch
- Participate In Local Outdoor Fall Activities
- Go Pumpkin Picking
- Enjoy Fall Themed Crafts
- Watch Seasonal Movies
Bring the smells and colors of fall to an aging loved one’s home. Seasonal activities can spark memories, create joy, and keep idle hands busy. Aging can feel scary or frustrating, but fun activities can help seniors feel excited about the future.
Easy ways to decorate for fall:
- Add a pumpkin centerpiece to the kitchen table
- Add fall scents to the house like cinnamon pinecones (avoid anything that is a fire hazard with loved ones that have dementia)
- Create a fall wreath together and add it to your front door
- Add haystacks and pumpkins to your front porch
- Use fall-themed dish towels
Offer your aging loved ones a choice in their seasonal activities and crafts so they feel engaged and part of the process. Seniors can feel frustrated and even overlooked when they aren’t offered options. You will likely have a happier and better experience if your loved one feels in control or appreciated.
It may be time for home care if you are struggling with an aging loved one’s needs. Home care restores life balance that is lost when a loved one’s needs outgrow a family caregiver’s capabilities. You don’t have to walk alone.
Take the quiz to see if it’s time for home health care. Click here.
Choosing long-term care is a burden that often falls to adult children and family caregivers. Our team is here to support you throughout the journey. Download our booklet to explore options that are right for your aging loved one and family. Download the booklet here.