Ways to Stay Active During The Fall

Fall is right around the corner! Are you ready for cooler weather, sweaters and pumpkin-flavored sweets?  While some of us may be sad summer is over, fall is a great time for seniors to get up and get moving, as temperatures begin to level off and the humidity decreases. This season take the time to appreciate the beauty of the fall with activities perfectly suited for this time of the year.

1. Gardening

The end of summer and beginning of fall is a great time for seniors to garden. The weather is cooler which will allow you to be more comfortable, not to mention you can plant some delicious vegetables to be harvested in the fall- like onions, radishes, beets, carrots, lettuce, garlic and turnips. Studies have also shown that gardening relieves stress, and can increase joint mobility and hand strength.

2. Birdwatching

In the upcoming fall season, on days when the weather is not to hot and not to cold, spend time outdoors birdwatching. Install a bird bath, birdhouse, or bird feeder and enjoy your ticket to the theatre of nature. When cold weather sets in, continue to enjoy this activity from inside by watching through the window.

3. Decorate the House

One of the best things about fall are the beautiful colors associated with it. Take time this season to decorate your home for fall. Hang a wreath, buy mums and carve pumpkins to display. Make an afternoon out of visiting local pumpkin patches to find the perfect one!

4. Prepare Festive Homemade Treats

Fall is the perfect time for baking. There are so many yummy classics, like pumpkin and pecan pie. Think of your favorite fall sweets. Make a batch for family and friends to share the season’s cheer!

5. Modify Outdoor Activities

As the weather becomes to cool to be outside, you can still participate in many of the outdoor activities you like with slight modifications. If you enjoyed swimming or walking, find an indoor pool or track to use.

P.S. The SpringShire community will have a beautiful indoor pool and recreation facility that residents can use year around!

Remember to enjoy the weather this upcoming fall season! There are so many perfect activities, you won’t have to look far to find ways to stay active.