Fall, color tours and Halloween for Elders.
I've been thinking of ways to simply but pleasurably create activities for my father to enjoy the beauty of the Fall season. Short color tours is on the agenda. We'll do a pumpkin carving (which I'll do b/c of the safety with knives issue but Dad will choose the design).
I'm planning to buy 2 ceramic pumpkins to put in his temporary rehab room. One will be filled with washed apples; the other with not so healthy but equally pleasurable chocolate goodies. These will be our treats to the staff.
I'm going to make a nominal wreath for the door and little ghosties from old sheets to hang from the bushes. (I'm trying to figure out a design that represents old ghosts as well as young ones).
I want something attractive but not complicated or expensive. Some of the designs will be chosen based on the factor of limited dexterity.
I've eliminated stopping at cider mills because of the long lines of people waiting to buy cider or apples.
How do others make Fall and its holiday special for their elder ones?