Fun Fall Activities for Older Adults (really, anyone)

October 4, 2019

Enjoy the Crisp Air with Walks

Fall is the perfect time to take regular walks. Not only are fall walks full of beautiful scenery as the leaves change colors, but they’re also good for the body.

Watch a Movie

With Halloween approaching, fall is a great time to get into scary movies. Try to stick to the classics that most will fondly remember having watched in high school or college. You can’t go wrong with those movies, such as The Curse of Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, or Dracula.

Fall-themed food, such as Halloween candy or anything with pumpkin in it, would be perfect to go along with the movie. 

Make Fall Crafts

 A popular craft for the fall is an autumn wreath that features everything from fall leaves and tiny pumpkins to pine cones and small ears of corn.

Granted, not everyone is crafty or wants to get super creative. But it’s still possible to be artistic for matter your skill level. You can simply print out fall-themed coloring pages, since adult coloring is known for being relaxing for people of any age.

Bake Some Sweet Fall Treats

One of the sweetest fun fall activities involves baking. Fall is the perfect time to break out some canned pumpkin, pie crusts and plenty of cinnamon. But you don’t just have to stick to the typical pumpkin pie or apple pie.

Try making some tasty fall-inspired breakfast options, such as pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin bread, or cinnamon rolls. Your fall baking recipes are basically endless, allowing you both a chance to get together and celebrate this season in the yummiest way.

Visit a Local Pumpkin Patch Or Apple Orchard 

Visiting a local pumpkin patch or apple orchard is a great day trip. Most cities have a few to choose from, making it easy for you and your loved ones to get together to pick a few pumpkins straight from the patch—rather than just buying them from the store.

Most pumpkin patches even have other activities, such as petting zoos, pumpkin decorating stations, and hayrides. They also sometimes feature onsite bakeries that use fresh pumpkins, apples and other locally grown produce in all their recipes.

Gear Up for Halloween

Halloween may only last for a day, but the preparation leading up to it means there are plenty of opportunities for fun fall activities. Start by taking a trip to the store to get candy for trick or treaters. 

And if you brought home a few pumpkins from the pumpkin patch, now is the time to start carving and decorating them before Halloween arrives.

We invite you to come visit our boo-tiful campus in Newton, NC! Abernethy Laurels is hosting a Halloween program about the Salem Witch Trials on Wednesday, October 30 at 2pm- come sit a "spell". Call Rob at 828.465.8519 to reserve a seat.