As we transition into Fall, the temperature begins to drop along with the leaves. Not to the mention the dreaded rainfall we’ve all come to expect. Wet conditions are not only miserable they cause slippery conditions increasing the risks of a fall happening. Seniors may be more susceptible to these conditions, but we can all benefit from taking the time to be aware of our surroundings and remembering not to rush. As we transition away from the hot weather it is important to remember to stay hydrated even if we don’t always feel thirsty, especially during times of strenuous activity. Some of our favorite Fall activities are listed below with a brief description.
- Go to a Pumpkin Patch– Whether you have young children or not going to a pumpkin patch is a great way to enjoy the beautiful PNW weather and experience local farms in a way that truly only happens once a year.
- Go for a walk/Hike– It can be a great time to go enjoy that beautiful PNW scenery (when it’s not raining of course). Even walking through your own neighborhood can be enjoyable and great exercise. Beacon Rock is a great trail located not too far outside of Vancouver that has a well-maintained path, moderate incline, and incredible views!
- Decorate your door– Making fall-themed decorations can be a fun way to spend the time enjoying the season. Or if you are feeling adventurous you can take it a step farther and decorate the whole house.
- Go for a Drive– Remember Fall weather can be cold and treacherous at times, why not enjoy the beauty of nature while staying out of the elements? Going for a drive can be a great way to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors even if the weather is less than desirable.
- Bake Fall Treats- It can be a great time to bake some delicious fall treats. Check out this great site for some delicious and nutritious treats that are easy to make. https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/g2976/healthy-fall-treats/
Autumn is a great time for all sorts of seasonal activities that you won’t want to miss.