Fall is a wonderful season that provides plenty of opportunities for seniors to have some fun. Arkansas at-home care providers recommend the following local activities taking place throughout the autumn season.
1. Participate in a Pumpkin Carving Contest
Artistic seniors can visit Pinnacle Mountain State Park to carve a pumpkin into a picturesque scene or an animal that can be found at the park. Select pumpkins that are nominated by judges will be lit and put on display during the hayride where guests pass through the park. Winners will get prizes and unique opportunities for recognition of their work.
2. Take a Hayride
In case seniors aren’t keen on pumpkin carving, they can also enjoy a bit of adventure on a traditional hayride at the Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Campfires and treats will be available following each ride, which gives seniors the chance to stargaze and enjoy a few festive treats with other fall fanatics.
3. Run a 5K
Seniors who want to stay active and increase their stamina can participate in a Pumpkin Run at Lonoke Depot for a morning run. Fall decorations and locally grown pumpkins will even be available for purchase at the event. Runners can also pick up a homemade pie to take home after running across the finish line. All proceeds will benefit Open Arms Shelter, a home that temporarily provides shelter for abused or neglected children.
4. See a Free Movie
Movie buffs should visit the Museum of Arkansas Military History to see a free documentary titled, Beyond the Divide. The museum will welcome local residents to see and learn about how a common ground can be attained with war and peace through extensive interviews with veterans in Missoula, Montana.
5. Learn Photography
Arkansas seniors will benefit from taking a fall photography class to learn techniques and lessons on capturing the natural beauty of the season. Professional photographers will provide technical and creative tips to help students learn to strategically shoot landscapes and wildlife in the local area. The workshop is free to attend and will be held at the Witt Stephens, Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center.
With help from Home Care Assistance, your loved one can enjoy these and other local activities in Arkansas all year round. As the leading provider of dementia, stroke and Alzheimer’s home care Arkansas families can trust, we make it our mission to help seniors stay active in their communities and boost life quality. Contact us at (501) 764-1312 today to learn more about our comprehensive services and schedule a complimentary consultation.