Four Fun Fall Activities To Do With Seniors/Grandparents
With fall just around the corner, the Continyou Care team wants to ensure that Canadian seniors make the most out of warm weather before winter arrives! With this in mind, we have compiled a list of 4 fun fall activities that you can do with your grandparents or the seniors in your life.
Trail walks are a fantastic way of making the most of the beautiful fall scenery and the last of the warm weather. Also, the light exercise that is entailed in a trail walk is an ideal way of getting seniors out and keeping them healthy and fit. Of course, be aware of their current fitness level before embarking on a trail and remember to take a phone and plenty of water.
Fall is a great time to go apple picking and many farms will allow you to pick your own and then pay for the apples you want to take home. Take your time as the experience can be relaxing and therapeutic; it does not have to be hard work! The best bit – you and the senior in your life get fresh, tasty fruit to eat at the end of it.
For the more active senior, fall fairs can be great fun (we’re not suggesting they try all the rides, unless they’re up for it of course!). They’re also a stimulating environment with lots of colours, noises and people. It is an exciting change from either a retirement home or from sitting inside. Depending on age, it may be best to go earlier in the day before it gets too busy!
Visit your local museum
Here in Canada, we’re blessed with an endless number of awesome museums spanning nearly every topic and time period. Depending on where you’re based, you might be near one that the senior in your life finds particularly appealing. Make sure to give them a choice of where they would like to go! Visiting a museum is a fantastic way of keeping their brain stimulated while having an enjoyable time.
Remember, it’s important for seniors and grandparents to have fun and engage in activities they enjoy. Much has been said of the recent elderly loneliness epidemic in Canada, and you may not realize how beneficial it is for the mental and physical wellbeing for the senior in your life, to take them out for the day for one of these activities. At Continyou Care, we don’t believe that seniors should be forgotten about, and should maintain a healthy, fun life where possible.
Continyou Care is a one-stop technology platform for retirement homes. We have been partnering with both retirement and long-term care homes for a number of years now. Continyou Care’s fundamental existence has been centered around supporting homes and helping to improve the senior living experience. Our core offering is our Resident-Centric Point-of-Sale solution that helps streamline the meal order and fulfillment process while centralizing resident information (like preferences and allergens). Alongside that, we offer complementary products like survey and digital signage that tie in well with the resident-centric POS. With this complete solution, we are able to provide senior homes with a good foundation from a technology perspective.