The Baird Nursing Home recently provided senior and caregiver activity ideas that celebrate the fall season.
Watching a sports event can be a fun, cheap way to bundle up and cheer on everyone’s favorite teams. Sports fans can watch games on TV, or visit their local high school, college or professional teams in person. The current sports season includes football, hockey, basketball and soccer.
The trees are changing colors, and the region’s various hiking trails and corn mazes allow residents to view this vibrant display. If seniors or loved ones are unable to walk, they can see the changing leaves while in a car, on a train or during a hayride.
The Baird encourages seniors to utilize crafts and indoor time on the colder days. These include pumpkin painting and carving for Halloween, as well as knitting and reading by the fire at night.
Apple picking can serve as a family function during apple season. Participants then can use the newly picked fruits to make pies, cider doughnuts and candy/caramel apples.
“The fall season has a variety of different activities for families and seniors,” said Kristina Lotz, activities director at The Baird. “It is a fun time of the year to try new traditions.”