Senior Care in Bainbridge GA
Fall is right around the corner and for many families, this means more time indoors. Despite this, senior care doesn’t have to be boring for you or your parent. It’s time for Fall fun and new activities!
When you think of Fall activities, you may think of wonderful pursuits like hiking and enjoying the crisp cool weather, but there are also oodles of great activities. Both you and your parent can get involved in any of these ventures, and you’ll be glad you did.
- Your Local Library – Many libraries have special days and times set aside for children’s storytime. Typically, this is a volunteer program that relies on people from the community, making this a perfect fall activity for your parent (who told you amazing stories when you were a child). You may even find your parent volunteering for more activities as he or she makes new friends.
- Pumpkin Patch – Not everyone has access to a pumpkin patch but if you do, take a couple of hours and find the perfect pumpkins to decorate your home. Your parent can spend time with the grandchildren carving them for an Autumn Festival or bake the seeds for a healthy snack. If you live in the city, plan a day trip to a rural area that offers a pumpkin patch or visit an outdoor market to take advantage of the fresh air.
- Fall Garden Tea or Coffee Party – While decaf might be best, you can treat your parent to a wonderful and memorable day by setting up a tea or coffee party outdoors. This can be as dressed up or down as you like, and your parent can invite friends or simply enjoy the day with family. Include harvest snacks like apple cider, baked apples or pumpkin creamer for the coffee. You can even have your parent help you plant mums or create a centerpiece for the day.
- High School Football – True, there may not be many touchdowns at your local high school football game, but an important part of senior care is socialization. Generally, high school games are very inexpensive – if not free, and your parent can enjoy getting outdoors, seeing old friends and the excitement of the game. Do remember to take stadium cushions, a warm parka and a lap blanket for comfort.
- Baking or Quilting Club – If your parent is a whiz in the kitchen or has always wanted to try a hand at quilting, most areas have at least one club available. Quilters often meet at least once per month and many meet on a weekly basis. In many areas, baking clubs sponsor charitable events such as bake sales for foundations such as Make-a-Wish or St. Jude’s and have seasonal bake-offs.
- Community College – There’s no age limit on learning and many community colleges offer very affordable and interesting classes. From film and art appreciation, to drawing and cooking, taking a class or two at a community college is a great way to put a sparkle back in your parent’s eyes. Typically, classes can be taken for enjoyment rather than a grade in this type of setting.
No matter which Fall activities your parent enjoys, take the time to incorporate enjoyable pursuits and interests into senior care. Your loved one will be happier and healthier, improving his or her quality of life during these special years.
If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care services in Bainbridge, FL, please call the caring staff at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care today: (FL) 850-386-5552, (GA) 229-236-5552. Providing Senior Care Services in North Florida & South Georgia
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