With Fall weather quickly approaching, it’s time to discuss some of our favorite Fall activities, food, and fun. One of the favorites is the cooler weather; we all know the heat can be harder on many of our older loved ones. From our last post, you can remember it’s much harder to get and stay hydrated, so cooler weather means more hydration and better walks. Getting out and about helps all seniors with any mental health issues, movement problems, and that “stuffy” feeling they sometimes get. Cooler weather means long outings near Dry Creek or with family and friends. It means walking outside our facility, playing games, and enjoying the cooler morning air.
Fall Food and Beverage Favorites
Who doesn’t love a good pumpkin pie or pumpkin-flavored food and drinks? Spices like nutmeg, pumpkin, chai, clove, and others bring on the Fall feels and are also great for our older loved ones. Chai tea is excellent for digestion, heart health, and blood sugar. We love a good chai tea mid-afternoon for a delightful pick-me-up. Not only is nutmeg delicious in pies, bread, and treats, but it’s also a fantastic anti-inflammatory spice enriched with antioxidants. It makes it one of our favorite Fall flavors! Pumpkin is easily the most recognized Fall food and beverage. Pumpkin is excellent for everyone as it has beta carotene, vitamins C and E, and iron. It’s full of antioxidants and is a low-calorie option. Enjoy some of our Fall favorites!