Fall Activities to Enjoy in Assisted Living

By Michelle Seitzer / Posted on 05 October 2012

The leaves are beginning to change colors, the nights getting longer, the temperatures dropping: fall is truly settling in to most parts of the country.

As it is also a season filled with many opportunities for fun activities, family and friends planning to visit a loved one in assisted living should come prepared.

Though jumping in a pile of leaves may not be physically possible, there is no reason that your family member couldn’t enjoy watching the grandkids do so. If you have young children and grandchildren, bring them along for the visit, and bring a rake. Find an area on the community’s  property where leaves have fallen and create a small pile (allow your loved one to help if he/she is so inclined). Invite the kids to dive in.

If your loved one is able to leave the community, head to a local orchard or farmer’s market to pick or purchase apples, cider, pumpkins, gourds and other favorite fall produce. When you return to the assisted living home, enjoy a cup of hot cider together and reminisce about apple-picking, making (or eating) apple pies, carving pumpkins, and other related fall memories.

You could also participate together in an activity sponsored by the assisted living community; check out Fall Activities at Assisted Living Residences to learn more.

Your turn: What ideas would you add?


There are 2 Comments about this post

  1. Sabrina Hicks says,

    I gather beautiful fall leaves and put them on their table at lunch. Lots of residents don’t go out much so I bring nature indoors.


    on 24 October 2012 / 7:42 PM

  2. What a wonderful idea, Sabrina! I’m sure the residents appreciate it so much. Thanks for stopping by the blog!


    on 25 October 2012 / 7:35 AM


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