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7 Safe and Engaging Fall Activities Ideal for Memory Care Residents

7 Safe and Engaging Fall Activities Ideal for Memory Care Residents

Three senior men out on a fall walk
October 6, 2023

Fall is here and that means it’s time to embrace all that the season has to offer. The cooler weather means ample opportunities for seniors to get involved in a variety of seasonal activities. Here at TreVista, our Concord memory care services prioritizes curating a dynamic and robust calendar of events and offerings perfect for our residents. Below are just a few of the many suggested activities that we encourage our seniors to participate in:


1. Create Fall Crafts

Infusing creativity with the vibrant colors of fall, our residents enjoy crafts sessions where they can create their very own autumn decorations. These tactile, hands-on activities can do wonders for improving fine motor skills as well as providing a creative outlet for those living with dementia. Below are just a few of our favorite fall craft ideas:


Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holder

Our residents explore the mesmerizing world of colors by creating leaf mason jar candle holders. They select their favorite autumn leaves—be it maple, oak, or birch—and attach them to a mason jar. When a battery operated candle is placed inside, it illuminates the rich, vibrant colors of the leaves, casting a warm and cozy glow around.


Pinecone Bird Feeders

Crafting pinecone bird feeders not only allows our residents to engage in a fun, tactile activity but also invites a flurry of feathered friends to our community. Residents generously coat pine cones with peanut butter and roll them in birdseed, creating a homemade treat for the local birdlife and subsequently, a lively show for all to enjoy.


Autumn Wreaths

Weaving together the essence of fall, residents create autumn wreaths using an array of materials such as fallen leaves, pinecones, acorns, and more. This activity does not only bring out their creative spirits but also allows them to personalize their living spaces with their own hand-crafted décor.


2. Harvest Baking 

Baking has always been a heartwarming activity, and what better season than fall to whip up some pumpkin pies, apple crisps, and cinnamon cookies? Our cooking and baking sessions offer not just a tasty experience but also a wonderful way to reminisce and create new memories together.


3. Attend Live Music

We’re dedicated to uplifting spirits through the power of music. After all, music has been proven to be extremely beneficial to those living with dementia. Our live music sessions, featuring both visiting artists and talented residents, provide a soothing and entertaining backdrop against the cool fall evenings. From folk-style sing along sessions to jazzy piano performances, there is sure to be something for everyone. 


4. Engage in Exercise Sessions

Ensuring the physical well-being of our community members is a core tenet of our Concord memory care services at TreVista. Especially during the heartwarming hues of fall, our exercise programs, tailored for all ability levels, assure that residents can remain active, vibrant, and joyfully engaged while respecting their individual physical capabilities.


Yoga for Every Body

Our gentle yoga sessions, conducted by experienced instructors, introduce residents to a series of poses and stretches that enhance flexibility and promote tranquility. Adaptive techniques ensure that every resident, regardless of mobility, can participate and reap the mindful benefits of yoga.


Dance and Movement Therapy

Embracing the joy of movement, our dance therapy sessions encourage residents to express themselves through dance, whether they’re grooving in their seats or swaying gently to the rhythm, all while enjoying the tunes of their favorite melodies.

A senior couple dances together at a class offered by Concord memory care services

5. Scenic Autumn Drives

Our off-site adventures have always been a hit! Scenic drives through the autumn-kissed landscapes not only offer a visual feast of fall foliage but also provide a gentle and calming experience that our residents thoroughly enjoy.


6. Visit Different Museums

If the weather gets a bit chilly, heading to a museum can be a fun indoor option! Under the guidance and care of our dedicated staff, museum visits allow our residents to explore history, art, and culture, ensuring that their minds are continuously stimulated and engaged.


7. Explore Local Parks

Embarking on outdoor adventures is vital in stimulating both body and mind. At TreVista, we make the most out of the picturesque fall season by organizing delightful trips to local parks as part of our comprehensive Concord memory care services.


Scenic Autumn Walks

Guided by our attentive team, residents can revel in scenic walks, enjoying the crisp air and the vibrant hues of falling leaves underfoot. These walks are not only refreshing but also provide a gentle exercise option amidst nature’s spectacular display.


Fall Picnics

Our communities adore picnics and what could be a better backdrop than a canvas of auburn, amber, and gold? With carefully curated menus, our residents enjoy picnics that cater to all dietary needs and preferences, ensuring that everyone can partake in the joy of dining amidst the autumnal splendor.


Bird Watching

Equipped with binoculars and guide books, bird watching becomes an enlightening activity, as our residents observe and learn about the various bird species making their way south for the winter.


Photography Sessions

Capture the moment! Our residents engage in photography sessions, snapping pictures of the scenic beauty, fellow residents, and any little, joyous moments they’d like to preserve.


TreVista’s Premiere Concord Memory Care Services

At TreVista, we have always believed that engaging the mind, body, and soul is the key to a happier, healthier life. Our wide array of life-enriching programs is a testament to this belief and arguably, one of the most unique offerings we have. These activities, both onsite and offsite, are expertly designed and tailored to guarantee fellowship, fun, and fulfillment for our residents.

No matter the season, our robust Concord memory care services are formulated with a sincere dedication to infuse every day with joy, connection, and heartfelt care, creating a mosaic of beautiful memories at TreVista. We invite you to contact us today to get more information about how you or your senior loved one can become a resident. Engage and enrich life’s journey with us this fall and beyond!