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Festive Senior-Friendly Fall Ideas in St. Louis

Fall is such a beautiful, albeit brief, time of year. Fortunately, this season is only limited in time, and not in opportunity. There are a variety of senior-friendly activities that can be done during this time of year, particularly in or around St. Louis.

Read our guide full of festive fun ideas you or an older loved one you know can enjoy this season.

Explore nature

The changing of autumn leaves are a telltale sign of the shift in seasons. Get outside and enjoy the crisp, fresh air by

  • birdwatching

  • apple picking

  • taking a stroll

Going for a walk in your neighborhood is an easy way to take advantage of fall’s natural beauty and maintain physical activity.

For a change in scenery, visit one of St. Louis’ many gorgeous local parks like Forest Park, Kirkwood Park, or Tower Grove Park, to take in a full fall landscape.

Get Creative

If the weather is a bit too crisp for your liking, but you still want to experience fall’s natural beauty, stop by one of the city’s many hobby shops to grab supplies for your indoor endeavors. Journal about your idea of the perfect fall day, create a painting with all the colors of the changing autumn leaves, or complete a puzzle of a fall scene. These are all great ways to enjoy yourself or entertain company, as well as promote cognitive ability.

You don’t have to have any particular skill to enjoy most of these activities, but if you do have a special hobby, now is the perfect time to share it with others. Take inspiration from the different handmade trinkets you come across at your local community markets or festivals, or at larger centers like the Craft Alliance Center of Art & Design. Utilize your skills to gift things like personalized scrapbooks of favorite fall memories from the past or knit scarves to keep loved ones warm during the dropping temperatures.

Connect through Cinema

Movies can uplift and inspire us while also managing to bond us together in entertainment. Plan for a cozy day inside with a movie marathon of your favorite films to watch with a loved one(s). Bring seasonal snacks like pumpkin muffins, hot cinnamon cocoa or a classic apple pie to complement your viewing session. Preparing these delicious treats together gives you the perfect opportunity to chat about your favorite movie moments and Hollywood stars.

If prefer to go on an outing, take in a movie and some culture at this year’s St. Louis International Film Festival. Running from Nov. 1 through Nov. 11 and across 14 different venues, this festival is an ideal way to see projects ranging from Oscar contenders to lesser-known indie films.

Visit their website for more information about the schedule, screening location, and synopsis of each film.

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