halloween activities for seniors

Fall Season and Halloween Activities For Seniors

Halloween is not only for kids but for seniors too!

As the leaves begin to change, the crisp air of fall season brings new opportunities for seniors to bond with their loved ones and friends. It is the best time of the year for more enjoyable walks, gardening, making crafts and many more. And of course, with fall comes the first big celebration of the holiday season which is Halloween. Below are the best fall and Halloween activities for seniors that will surely create new and lovely memories.

halloween activities for seniors
List of Fall and Halloween Activities for seniors: 

Halloween charades
This could be fun with kids, adults and seniors. Use halloween-related themes for the whole family to act out. Some words could be spiders, coffin, mummies and the likes.

Classic old movie marathon
Classic horror movies never grow old and may bring back the elderly’s good memories from the past. Movie marathon are best while eating fun halloween treats with fellow seniors or family.

Preparing fall-themed recipes and halloween snacks
Most seniors love cooking with family and friends. There are several fall recipes and halloween snacks that are healthy for both the young ones and the seniors alike. Sweet Potato Jack-o-lanterns, Apple Cider Glazed Chicken, Pumpkin Alfredo, Baked Apples, Halloween Stuffed Peppers, Chocolate Halloween Cutout Cookies and Spiced Apple Cider Drink are some of the best recipes.

Fall and Halloween Art Sessions
Art can be very helpful for seniors’ mind activity and reducing stress. Experience painting on canvass and coloring books with autumn scenes and fun halloween designs. This could be fun when done with grandchildren and friends.

Horror storytelling
Fall season is always the best time for a good scare. Try sharing spooky stories from personal experiences or from books. Moreover, this is a good way for seniors to communicate with friends and family in a fun kind of way.

Fall or Halloween-themed Jigsaw Puzzle
This is better done with a warm beverage on the side, together with family or fellow senior friends. Fall and Halloween activities for seniors such as this one can help with mind stimulation and develop social interaction.

It is important for our senior loved ones to have fun.

The main purpose of these fall and Halloween activities for seniors is to let them feel that they are still capable of bonding with their families and close peers. At Harmony Guest Home, we make sure that they get the pleasure of doing fun activities.

We are a residential care community for seniors in Hillsboro, Oregon that has been caring for Oregonians since 1993. Come and visit our facility to get to know more about our services and staff. You can also talk to us through 503-648-3413 and info@harmonyguesthome.com.


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