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Fall Activities for Seniors

Fun Outdoor Activities for Seniors

When you think of fall, what immediately comes to mind? The beautiful fall foliage? The apple picking? The hayrides? Spending time outdoors is one of the best things about this time of year. You aren’t battling the sun and heat, but you also aren’t bundling up in winter clothes. It’s the ideal time to get outdoors and explore all the great things this season has to offer.

The 5 Fall Activities You Must Do This Year

For seniors, fall is the best time of year to get outside. Spending time outdoors has been shown to improve sleeping habits, boost your mood, and strengthen your immune system. Being outside has also been proven to increase Vitamin D levels and give you a boost of energy. Plus, it’s a great time to get together with friends and get some valuable exercise. The health benefits of spending time outdoors are just another great excuse to get outside this fall.

Not sure what to do outside? If you are trying to think of things that don’t involve yard work, raking leaves or handing out Halloween candy, we’ve got you covered. Try these top fall activities in your community. While you’re searching you might even find more activities you want to try:

  1. Apple Picking – Fall is peak apple season. Instead of shopping at the grocery store, pick your own! Find local orchards with your favorite apple varieties or try new ones this year.
  2. Pumpkin Patch – This is the perfect activity to do with your kids and grandchildren. Pumpkin patches are a great place to spend the day getting lost in a hay maze, picking out pumpkins and enjoying all the beautiful fall colors.
  3. Hayrides – Many public parks offer hayrides throughout the fall. Get your friends together and take a trip to your local park. Hop on a hayride and enjoy all the fun of fall.
  4. Football Game – Whether it’s an NFL game, a high school football game or your grandchild’s flag football team, enjoy cheering in the crowd. It’s a great way to socialize and spend time outside.
  5. Hiking – Fall is gorgeous. Get your exercise by spending the afternoon hiking outside. Find a tree-filled hiking trail and enjoy the beauty of this season. You can even rent a cabin and make a weekend of it.

No matter what your interests are, fall offers something for everyone. From exploring seasonal fruits and veggies and tending to your garden in the backyard, to hosting a tailgate party for friends and family, fall is the perfect time to have fun. Don’t let the season pass you by without exploring some of the great fall activities in and around your neighborhood. You might even start a new tradition!

Jumpstart Your Retirement at St. Joseph of the Pines

When it comes time to plan for your future, make St. Joseph of the Pines your first stop. Our full continuum of care is designed to help you enjoy every aspect of your retirement years, worry-free. Explore new interests, make new friends and pursue a healthier lifestyle by removing the stress and responsibility of owning a home. Want to visit us in person? We encourage you to tour one of our North Carolina campuses to see if we might be a good fit for your future.

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