Fall is here and even though it might not feel like it outside, it’s time to celebrate the new season. Here at Francois-Bend, we think that there is always a reason to celebrate. Here are six festive activity ideas that you can enjoy with your senior loved one!
Fall-Themed Coloring Pages
Coloring is very calming and is also nostalgic for seniors. Psychologists say that coloring has stress-reducing abilities that are similar to meditating. Luckily, there are so many resources for fall-themed coloring pages online. Here are some links to jumpstart your activity:
Making and putting up fun decorations is a great way to signal the change of seasons and get in the mood for the holidays. Here are some simple and fun DIY ideas! It’s also a bonus opportunity to get your loved ones out to a local pumpkin patch!
Everyone loves putting a puzzle together!
^This puzzle is specifically designed for Alzheimers and dementia patients!
Baking is very therapeutic for everyone, but sometimes seniors need a helping hand. Here are some delicious fall-themed treats that anyone can make!
Many seniors still love the smile of happy trick-or-treaters on Halloween. If you’re planning to hand out treats to children in the family or the neighborhood kids, let your loved one help with the preparations! Preparing goodie bags ahead of time is a great way to simplify the process. In addition, the homemade treats will also be loved!
There’s a reason why they call it Fall Fever. Fall is a wonderful time to enjoy nature and breathe the fresh hair. You should make sure that you adapt your outdoor adventures with seniors for different mobility levels. Walking through a local park, or strolling the neighborhood is a great start.
We would love to know what sorts of activities you do with your loved ones. Leave your comments on the blog so that we can have plenty of things to choose from to do with our residents at Francois Bend!