10 Fun Fall Activities for Older Adults

There’s something magical about fall, isn’t there? The amber and gold leaves and the crisper air makes being outside a pleasure and cooler nights make home feel especially cozy. To make the most of this glorious season, we’ve rounded up 10 fun fall activities for seniors that can be enjoyed alone, with family and friends, or with a caregiver.

Go apple picking

This quintessentially fall activity is a great way to enjoy some fresh air and nature before heading indoors to enjoy your bounty, be it a bushel or just a small sampling. The grandkids will love it, too!

Do some baking

Whether it’s baking apple pie or crumble after a day at the orchard, or making a batch of your favorite cookies—baking is a wonderful way to spend a fall day. Have a little baking party with your family or friends, or together with your caregiver who can pick up what you need from the baking aisle and help with cleanup afterward.

Head to a pumpkin patch

No matter where you live, chances are there’s a pumpkin patch just a drive away. Many pumpkin farms offer other activities to help you make a day of it, like hayrides, petting zoos, and refreshments. Make it a family outing or have your caregiver accompany you to enjoy the crisp autumn air and help you pick out a pumpkin for baking or carving a jack-o-lantern for Halloween.

“Enjoy” a day of yard work

When aging in place, raking leaves and other yard work can be a pain, but with a little help from others, you can make a fun day of it! Your caregiver can help you whip up some fall-themed snacks and hot apple cider that you can enjoy outdoors with your loved ones. If fires are permitted in your area, grab some blankets and marshmallows and relax by the fire after the yard work is done.

Attend a fall fair

It’s fall fair season so why not venture out and enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors. You can head to one of the many large agricultural fairs in the province or visit a local community fun fair or church bazaar.

Check out the stunning foliage

We are blessed to live in a beautiful country that’s especially magnificent when the leaves change colours. Take advantage of all the leafy goodness with a walk in a local park or a drive along a scenic road. Our caregivers are always happy to accompany you or do the driving if you like!

Try your hand at some fall crafts

You don’t need to be crafty to make something beautiful. The internet is full of free tutorials for fall/Halloween and winter-themed crafts for people of all skill levels and ages! Fallen leaves can be strung together to make a festive fall garland and pinecones and acorns gathered and painted to display in bowls and on mantles. Enlist the help of your caregiver or a loved one to gather or shop for the things

Try new soup recipes

It’s officially soup season and the perfect time to try out some new soup recipes with in-season ingredients. Pick up a cookbook from the library and find soup recipes online, buy the ingredients, and get cooking! Let your family and friends or caregiver get in on the fun and help with cleanup.