Northfield recognizes that our residents worked hard to be able to live in an independent living community. With that in mind, we help our residents make the most out of their time. To do this, we offer cleaning, cooking, and home maintenance services. This gives our residents more time to spend with friends and family and participates in senior living activities.
At Northfield, we plan activities for our residents. These activities are crucial to helping our residents keep their minds sharp. Additionally, we offer our residents on-demand transportation. This means our residents have the freedom to see the fall foliage of Brownsburg, Indiana. Or, go with a group of friends to a pumpkin patch. Discover how you or a loved one can participate in these fun fall activities by calling 844.334.1490.
5 Fun Fall Activities for Seniors
Fall themed jigsaw puzzle
As the weather changes, fall might be the perfect time to sit down with a cup of tea and enjoy a fall-themed jigsaw puzzle. This activity is great for people that enjoy solo hobbies, or you could work on a jigsaw puzzle with friends.
Also, putting together a beautiful fall-themed image isn’t the only great thing about jigsaw puzzles. There are several health benefits of puzzles that make them a great activity for seniors. Some of these benefits include:
- Mental exercise
- Developing and maintaining visual-spatial reasoning
- Improved attention to detail
- Improved memory
- Increased IQ
- Improve problem-solving
- Increased productivity
- Better communication and teamwork
So, not only are jigsaw puzzles fun, they have a significant impact on overall mental health.
Bake Homemade Treats
Fall is the perfect time to bake homemade treats. One sweet treat that is traditionally baked is pie. Some fall-flavored pies include apple pie, pumpkin pie,
Surprisingly, there are health benefits to baking that make it an ideal fall activity for seniors. For example, baking is creative. Not only that, it can bring back old memories. Another health benefit to baking is that it reduces stress and promotes relaxation.
Hosting a trivia or game night is a fun fall activity for seniors. Not is it fun, but it promotes social connectedness. Remarkably, that’s not the only great thing about trivia/game night for seniors. Some of the added health benefits include:
- Increased brain health and overall mental wellness
- Improved cognitive skills
- Reduced stress
Halloween is just one of many fall themes that could provide ample trivia questions. And, who doesn’t love a good board game?
Much like regular gardening, indoor gardening is beneficial because it reduces the likelihood of depression and anxiety. Additionally, indoor gardening can reduce stress and fight high blood pressure. All of those benefits make indoor gardening an ideal fall activity for seniors.
Surprisingly, indoor gardening goes beyond plants and flowers. Several vegetables can make for a hardy fall indoor garden. Some vegetables suited for a fall indoor garden are arugula, bell and hot peppers, carrots, eggplant, kale, lettuce, potatoes, radishes, and spinach.
Prepare for Halloween
One of the most popular fall senior activities is preparing for Halloween. The list of things that can be done to prepare for Halloween is endless. Some Halloween preparations include decorating and figuring out costumes. Figuring out the schematics of trick or treating is no small feat.
Senior Living Activities At Northfield
As seen above, senior living activities have an abundance of health benefits. At Northfield, we take pride in building a community of active, independent older adults. There are a variety of activities provided to residents throughout the year. These activities include crafting, technology lessons, art, and games, to name a few.
If you or a loved one would like to learn more about Northfield and live in an independent senior living community, be sure to reach out 844.334.1490. One of our staff members will be happy to speak with you.