The changing of seasons is always a breath of fresh air, but something about the transition into autumn is all the more magical. It’s the launch of the holiday season, which means festive events, family time, and taking in the beautiful foliage. Fall is for people of all ages to celebrate. If you are looking for some autumn activity inspiration, Atherton Place, a senior living community in Marietta, GA, has compiled a list of must-do seasonal activities for seniors to enjoy!

Trips to Fall Attractions

Fall is the season of pumpkin patches and apple picking. Planning a day trip with the family is a great way to kick off the season and get in the spirit. Check out offerings on local fall activities and get it on the calendar. Going to the pumpkin patch or apple orchard are timeless fall activities loved ones of all ages will certainly appreciate.

Pumpkin Carving and Craftssenior living community marietta ga

After you’ve checked the pumpkin patch off of your fall to-do list, it’s time to get crafty! Participating in arts and crafts is a simple but effective way to get aging adults to use their senses by sparking their creativity and spending quality time with loved ones. They can carve, paint, or decorate their pumpkins. A friendly pumpkin decorating contest is always fun to incorporate as well! Grandchildren in particular will love this time spent with their grandparents too. After all, making memories is what it’s all about.


You can use your apple picking or pumpkin patch visit to create delicious fall treats. This is a great opportunity for bonding as grandparents can pass down their favorite recipes and everyone can be involved. There is a lot to learn in the kitchen from someone with years of experience. If the seniors in your life love to cook, they will love to share it with their family even more. Afterward, everyone can gather around the fire and enjoy sweet treats and company.

Visit the North Georgia Mountainssenior living community marietta ga

There is no better place to admire the fall foliage than from the beautiful North Georgia mountains. Take your loved ones out for the day with an excursion up to the mountains. It is an easy drive from the senior living communities in Marietta, GA, like Atherton Place. The photogenic scenery is perfect for celebrating the season. You can even make a scrapbook of pictures as a way to commemorate the day. It makes for a great gift to give seniors too. Check out all of the available attractions in the North Georgia mountains here.

Movie Night 

For a simple night in, a good movie always does the trick. If a whole day out isn’t an option, this is a convenient way to get in the fall spirit. Pay the senior citizen in your life a visit, and don’t forget the popcorn! Oftentimes, senior living communities host movie nights too, so be on the lookout for those events on the calendar.

Enjoy a Bonfire and S’moressenior living community marietta ga

Nothing says fall like a night around the bonfire roasting marshmallows. This is an easy and relaxing activity, perfect for everyone in the family. Spending time outside in the crisp fall weather is a nice change of pace from regular indoor activities. Grandparents can share their scary stories with grandchildren while everyone is cozied up around the fire.

Enjoy Every Season at Atherton Place

A Senior Living Community in Marietta, GA

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