7 Favorite Fall Activities for Seniors

A Guide to the Best Fall Activities for Seniors

There is nothing better than spending the fall outdoors and taking in the many colors of the season. It can be a great opportunity for seniors and retirees to explore the community and local attractions. No matter if you want to stay indoors or venture outdoors, there are a variety of fall activities for seniors to enjoy.

Read on to discover a variety of hobbies and pursuits to add to your list of fall activities.

1. Game night

Playing games regularly is recommended since it can be entertaining, beneficial for socializing, improves memory, and helps prevent medical conditions. As the fall season approaches, cool air fills the evenings, making game night the perfect activity. With a candle burning, a cozy throw, and a variety of board games to play with your family and friends, you can enjoy the fall season to the fullest. Seafields at Kiawah Island provides spacious multipurpose rooms that are ideal for gathering your friends and family year-round for a thrilling game night. 

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2. Hygge

Due to the reduction in sunlight, even coast-side residents can find the shorter days of autumn and winter challenging. This is why Hygge serves as an excellent fall activity for seniors. The concept of hygge can be defined as the art of coziness. Originally developed in Scandinavia and Denmark, where the cold winter nights are dreary, this practice can be adapted to any location regardless of the weather. Those who enjoy knitting combine the cozy comfort of their family and friends with their favorite hobby. 

The art of coziness brings comfort food, and Swedish cinnamon rolls are one of the best. Enjoy these sweets while knitting a blanket to experience Hygge to the fullest. Since Swedish cinnamon rolls differ from their American counterparts, this is the perfect opportunity to experiment with new recipes. Even if you’re not in the mood to cook, you can always grab a meal within walking distance at Seafields. For an even closer commute, our Life Plan Community offers a variety of dining options, including fine dining, casual fare, and take-out. Whether you are seeking comfort food or locally sourced ingredients, we have the dining options to suit your needs. With four dining venues, including the Dining Room, Bistro, Bar, and Outdoor Patio, you are sure to find the dish that will complement your ultimate Hygge experience.

3. Indoor Wellness Activities

During the cooler months, those who prefer staying indoors may benefit from participating in wellness activities in order to maintain their physical fitness. Seafields, for example, offers a wide range of instructor-led wellness classes that will keep your heart pumping and socialization alive.

At Seafields, we value your wellness in all aspects. Discover some of the best yoga for seniors and tap into a bit of mindfulness with our blog.

4. Perennial Planting

Planting perennials in autumn is a great way to plan your garden for next year. Perennials that bloom early in the spring do best planted early in the fall when the soil is still warm. By doing this, the roots will have sufficient time to establish themselves properly and the plants can emerge from strong roots the following spring. Consider these perennials: 

  • Phlox 
  • Astilbe 
  • Anemone 
  • Daylilies 
  • Ornamental grasses 
  • St. John’s Wort 
  • Helleborus 
  • Lamium
  • Poppies

Fall planting will help your spring garden thrive. Cool, moist autumn weather helps perennials establish so that they will bloom next spring, making this an excellent fall activity for seniors. Even though Life Plan Communities like Seafields provide landscaping, residents still have the option to bring plants into their homes and engage in community gardening.

5. Pumpkin Carving

There’s nothing more nostalgic than pumpkin carving during the fall season. You can enjoy this activity with family and friends, or it can serve as a good opportunity to get to know your neighbors and other members of the community. Pumpkin carving allows you to tap into your creative side and showcase your personality and style. 

Using paint and markers to decorate your pumpkin provides the opportunity to create a masterpiece even if you are concerned about the mess. Furthermore, painted pumpkins tend to last longer than carved ones. You can utilize the community multipurpose rooms for this fall activity, and you can even make it a competitive activity to add a competitive edge to things. There is no doubt that pumpkin carving and decorating are some of the best fall activities for seniors.

6. DIY Fall Decor

After carving and painting your pumpkins, you can use them as DIY fall decor to add the perfect autumn touches to your home. If you paint your pumpkin pastel colors, you will be able to bring a touch of autumn into your coastal home design without altering your current color scheme. Patchwork pillows are another DIY fall decor idea. Incorporate fall colors and designs into your living space with pumpkin patchwork. Acorns, pine cones, and leaves are also excellent options for autumn decor. These warm earth tones will enhance your natural lowcountry aesthetic just in time for fall.

Additionally, you may wish to try your hand at embroidering. It is both fashionable and incredibly useful having embroidered kitchen towels in the fall. Making your own fall decorations is one of the best fall activities for seniors to get ready for the upcoming season. 

7. Explore the Foliage

Those who love nature and enjoy exploring the land will love leaf peeping as an outdoor autumn activity. The term “leaf peeping” refers to the act of observing the changing leaves during the fall season. Trails and paths abound in communities such as Seafields, where Live Oaks cover vast terrain and create a stunning display of autumnal colors. This time of year is also an excellent time to visit the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains. Travelers Rest is just nine miles from Greenville, and it is the perfect name for this small mountain community. It is not only a great place for leaf peeping, but also for apple orchards and state parks. It’s easy to enjoy the fresh air as your surroundings fade into various yellows, oranges, and reds. 

Start Your Fall Adventures at Seafields

Whether you are venturing out into the coastal foliage, cozying up by a fire, or carving pumpkins with friends and family, there are many activities available for seniors to enjoy this fall. 

We at Seafields offer many luxurious amenities to make your fall experience even more enjoyable, such as recreation rooms for gatherings, walking paths and trails, and state-of-the-art fitness studios. In addition to opulent amenities, our community offers a variety of floor plans and contracts that will help you transition into your new life after retirement. If you think this community is a good fit for you, click on the button below to reach out to one of our team members. Join us in exploring the splendor of the Lowcountry. We are looking forward to meeting you!