Fall Activities for seniors near Collingswood New Jersey

Fall Activities for seniors

It’s officially fall! That means it’s time to indulge in some classic autumn activities like pumpkin picking, scenic drives, and maybe even some winery tours. Spending some time relaxing and exploring South Jersey is a great way to bond with family, so don’t forget to include grandma and grandpa in all the fall fun! If you’re looking for ideas, here are some fall activities that older adults can participate in who live in South Jersey – right from our activities planning team at UMC at Collingswood.

Enjoy fall foliage at a nearby park. If your senior loved one resides at UMC at Collingswood, then you might already know that there are three beautiful parks nearby: Cooper River Park, Knight Park, and Newton Lake Park. All three spots are perfect to enjoy the autumn scenery. Did we mention Newton Lake Park is pet-friendly? So, pack up the whole family, including your furry friend (yes UMC allows pets!), and have a nice, fall picnic. 

Go pumpkin picking. No fall season is complete without a trip to the pumpkin patch. The pumpkin patch at Red Wagon Farm Market is less than an hour away from UMC at Collingswood. So, pick up your senior parent and make a day out of it with the whole family. At Red Wagon, your family can not only pick pumpkins right off the vine, but they can also take advantage of the corn maze, pony rides, and hayrides. After everyone has picked their perfect pumpkin, you can hold a carving or painting contest at home to see who can create the scariest or silliest one!

Tour a nearby winery. William Heritage Winery in Haddonfield is only a 10-15 minute drive from our assisted living community and would make a great day trip for your loved one. Both indoor and outdoor seating (weather permitting) are available, and the winery takes reservations online to ensure your friends and family have a nice table to enjoy your day out.

Bake fall treats. If the weather isn’t cooperating and you’d rather stay cozy at home, pick up mom or dad from UMC for a baking night. Light some fall-scented candles around the house and pick up ingredients for some staple desserts like apple or pumpkin pie. Cooking together is a sure-fire way to bond together since everyone loves a sweet treat!

Senior community life in Camden County NJ

Making the transition to assisted living can be an adjustment for sure, but when you retire in a great town like Collingswood NJ, our residents find new friends, fun activities, as well as a safe and comfortable living environment. Our assisted living residents will also have access to all the fun fall activities the surrounding community offers, through transportation options provided by UMC at Collingswood.

To find out more about community life for seniors in Camden County, please contact us today or visit our website at: https://collingswood.umcommunities.org/