Now that the weather has changed and it is officially fall, the accessibility of outdoor activities have changed slightly from the summertime. With some creative thinking, you can easily find pleasure in a number of outdoor and indoor activities near your Nanaimo seniors housing area. If you are looking for some fun ways to enjoy the new season in your Nanaimo retirement living community, follow along as we list four ideas.
Go for a Hike
The fall time is one of the best seasons to hike as you get to experience the beauty of the changing leaves while also enjoying the comfortable and mild temperatures. Going for a hike does not mean climbing up a challenging mountain, you can simply go for a nature walk around your Nanaimo retirement community as well.
You can make your hike even more exciting by bringing along a friend to chat and bond with, or even a camera to capture the autumn scenery and other nature-like finds on your way.
A fun activity that can be enjoyed near your Nanaimo senior housing area is going fruit picking. There are many farms that will allow you to pick apples directly off their trees, look up your nearest apple picking farm and head on over with a friend or even by yourself.
In the fall, apple picking is quite common and perfect for creating seasonal dishes like apple pie, applesauce, or even your own apple juice. Creating a meal or dessert from scratch and with organic ingredients is always extra rewarding and exciting.
Pumpkin Picking, Carving or Painting
A classic fall activity that will take you back to your childhood is picking a pumpkin and painting or carving it. With the fall harvest, pumpkins are ripe and ready to be picked at your local farm. Once you’ve cleaned your pumpkins, you can get started on decorating them. Some people choose to carve jack-o-lanterns or other designs into their pumpkins. If you suffer from arthritis or enjoy a less messy process for decorating your pumpkin, consider painting a design on it instead.
If you aren’t feeling too creative, you can always use your pumpkin for cooking and baking things like a pie, a soup, and many more things.
Visit the Farmer’s Market
The farmer’s market is a great way to support local farms near your Nanaimo seniors living area while still grabbing items that you need for everyday cooking and baking. Visiting the farmer’s market is great at this time of year as the fall time provides so many seasonal choices. Farmer’s markets sell a variety of different products such as fruits, vegetables, meats, jams, breads, and so much more. Before you head to the farmer’s market in your Nanaimo retirement community, consider making a list of items you need to create some of your favourites, or new recipes with the organic produce.
If you’re looking for a VRS seniors retirement community that offers a variety of recreational activities, we are here for you. Feel free to contact us to inquire if we offer assisted living services at any VRS location. Call 604-731-1020 to arrange a tour at one of VRS’ warm and friendly independent seniors community.