This autumn, seniors can beat the isolation of the oncoming cold front by taking part in local activities. Below are a few activities that Colorado Springs elderly home care providers recommend that seniors take advantage of this fall.
Attend the Mountain Harvest Festival
As one of the most popular events on the fall season, seniors can attend the Mountain Harvest Festival in the downtown area where local food vendors will sell their delicious food items and signature recipes. Participate in a chili cook-off, enjoy a beer and wine tasting, and purchase fresh produce at farmers markets from local orchards in town. Arts and crafts will also be available for seniors create seasonal decor to take home.
Walk Through a Corn Maze
Many farms in Colorado welcome local citizens to walk through challenging corn mazes for a chance to get lost with friends and family. Guests can also pick carrots, cherries, and tomatoes at the farms to take home and use to create delicious soups, salads and other seasonal dishes. Pumpkin patches are also located on many of the farms for visitors who want to handpick pumpkins to carve or display on their front porches on Halloween night.
Colorado’s Grand Mesa is known for its dozens of rows of trees where hundreds of juicy apples are ready to be picked during the fall season. Applefest is the perfect event to attend for seniors who want to take home juicy produce and make fall confections like apple pies and caramel apples that can be handed out on Halloween. Over 150 vendors participate in Applefest every year where guests can watch live bands and check out an assortment of classic cars that are on display.
Participate in a Ghost Walk
Seniors who want to learn more about the supernatural can attend a ghost walk tour that is hosted by the Glenwood Springs’ historical society in the oldest cemetery in town. Guests are encouraged to bring a lantern or a flashlight to hear ghost stories in a spooking setting that is appropriate for the Halloween season.
With help from a trusted home care provider like Home Care Assistance, seniors can enjoy these and other activities all year round. We provide flexible live-in and hourly home care Colorado Springs seniors need to stay active and vital during their golden years. Contact us at (719) 822-1229 today to learn more about our services and how they help our clients.