There are many reasons why autumn is a season many seniors in Douglas County look forward to. The weather has cooled off from summertime, the leaves on the Aspen trees become more vibrant, and there are many fun seasonal events to attend. The staff at Home Care Assistance, a trusted provider of home care in Douglas County, CO, recommends seniors get out of the house for some fresh air, exercise, and socialization this fall. Mark your loved one’s calendar and encourage him or her to attend one of these exciting upcoming local events.
On October 1st, consider taking your loved one to this annual festival in Douglas County. While at this event, your loved one can watch live music performances, do a little dancing, and eat delicious food from one of the many vendors. This outing offers the potential opportunity for your loved one to socialize with people other than family members, and walking and dancing at the event can provide your loved one with the moderate exercise he or she needs.
2. After Midnight Concert
Your loved one may enjoy seeing some live big band swing music at the After Midnight concert, which takes place at the Lone Tree Arts Center on October 12th from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Listening to music is a great way for your loved one to gain a more positive outlook on life, increase social interaction, boost his or her mood, and reduce anxiety and stress. Alleviating stress can help your loved one prevent strokes, heart disease, and other serious health conditions.
3. Castle Rock Senior Center Craft Fair
Held on November 5th, this annual event with over 70 different vendors is a good opportunity for your loved one to interact with other seniors. In addition to crafts, your loved one can purchase items from the bake sale and book sale. Looking at all of the crafts and socializing with others can increase your loved one’s concentration, keep his or her mind busy, and alleviate boredom.
4. The Highlands Ranch Encore Chorale
This is a non-auditioned singing group your loved one can join for weekly rehearsals this autumn, or he or she can simply attend the concert in early December, either of which can boost his or her mood and reduce his or her stress levels. The concert is free, but joining the senior group requires members to pay a fee.
Make sure your loved one has the support he or she needs to attend exciting events this fall by reaching out to Home Care Assistance. Our caregivers can provide transportation, assist with mobility, offer social companionship, and help with various tasks at home like bathing and grooming. For more information on the live-in and respite home care Douglas County families rely on, call one of our friendly Care Managers at 720-287-1685 to schedule a free in-home consultation.