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Fall is one of the most popular seasons of the year! According to a Gallup Poll, 27 percent of Americans say that fall is their favorite season, following after spring, which takes 36 percent of the vote.

What makes us fall in love with autumn?

The weather is still warm, the sun is still shining and there are beautiful colors on the trees. We have a lot to look forward to in regards to the holidays as well as a full summer of memories to look back on. People also tend to find the new routines that school and extracurricular activities bring refreshing.

As you embrace the fall season, let’s look at some of the things that you can do with your senior loved one.

Admire the Beautiful Fall Colors

Fall is the only season where you get to see brightly colored leaves on the trees and ground. It’s a sight to see, so get out there and see it! Invite your loved one over to sit in your backyard and make fresh lemonade or iced tea. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Or go on a short walk to a nearby park or hiking trail. Listen to the crunching from the fallen leaves and admire the beauty!

Put Together Halloween Treat Bags

Want to spend some time with your loved one while also being productive? Why not make adorable treat bags for Halloween? Pinterest has plenty of great ideas for seasonal goody bags that you can make on your own, or you can simply buy them from the store and fill them with candy. Hand the bags out on Halloween to the neighborhood kids, donate them to a local shelter or soup kitchen or bring them into your child’s classroom.

Decorate the House in Fall Decor

As you decorate for the fall season, invite your loved one to help. It’s always fun to look back at items that were yours as a child, and your parent probably has their own memories to share! If you don’t have many decorations that have history, take your loved one shopping at a home goods store and buy a few things that you can start new memories with.

Bake Homemade Treats

When fall hits, the desire to baking typically increases. There’s just something about the holidays and baking! Many treats are easy to put together, such as Rice Krispies treats, no-bake pumpkin cheesecake, frosted sugar cookies and even candied apples! Let your loved one assist you in baking some delicious sweets. It will be a great afternoon of making memories, and your loved one can share the baked goods with their friends, giving them a big social boost!

The weather will be getting cooler and the days shorter, so make the most of the fall season by spending a little extra time with your loved one! Hopefully our ideas have inspired you with some activities to enjoy!