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Fun Fall Activities to Help You Enjoy the Season

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Fun Fall Activities to Help You Enjoy the Season

Autumn has been in full swing around Grand Junction for weeks with plenty of memorable moments. Winter is just around the corner now, but before we say goodbye to this time period and turn our attention to the upcoming holidays, here are four fun fall activities to help you enjoy the season to its fullest.

Craft a Thankfulness Tree

Thankfulness trees are a great way to count your blessings this season and create a deeply personalized centerpiece for your living space. While you can opt to fill out all of the blessing tags on your tree when you first create it, you can also leave some of them blank. This lets you continue to consider the good things in your life and keep adding to your list over time. Another way to enhance your tree is to invite friends and family who visit your apartment to add and sign a leaf before they go.

Cooking in Crockpots

Slow cooker recipes make it easy to create hearty soups such as this meatball soup, sweet potato chili and split pea soup or to whip up a dessert out of autumn ingredients, including this apple pudding cake or pumpkin streusel coffee cake.

Homemade treats also make thoughtful gifts to surprise your Grand Villa neighbors with during visits, especially if they have been lonely or under the weather. If you aren't certain what your friends would enjoy eating the most, give a few old standbys a try, such as apple butter using fresh fruit or jars of apple sauce or this chicken noodle soup.

Autumn Reading

Transform chilly or rainy days into a chance to curl up with a good book and read. With the coming of winter, it's the perfect time to begin a new series or revisit an old favorite such as Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie or J.R.R Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.

You can enhance your reading times in your senior living apartment by playing a video or app of a crackling fire on your television or phone and creating a nook with a comfortable chair, pillows and blanket.

Participating in a Food Drive

The fall season is traditionally about celebrating a plentiful harvest and Thanksgiving feasts. However, there are many in our Grand Junction community and around the world who struggle with hunger on a regular basis. One of the most meaningful and enjoyable ways to spend time this season is to help out individuals and families in need.

There are multiple ways to get involved, including picking up a few extra canned goods during a shopping trip and donating them or spending a few hours helping to sort items at a local food pantry. You can also multiply your efforts by raising awareness during local food drives and getting friends and family to join in.


Homemade treats also make thoughtful gifts to surprise your Grand Villa neighbors with during visits, especially if they have been lonely or under the weather. If you aren't certain what your friends would enjoy eating the most, give a few old standbys a try, such as apple butter using fresh fruit or jars of apple sauce or this chicken noodle soup.

Autumn Reading

Transform chilly or rainy days into a chance to curl up with a good book and read. With the coming of winter, it's the perfect time to begin a new series or revisit an old favorite such as Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie or J.R.R Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.

You can enhance your reading times in your senior living apartment by playing a video or app of a crackling fire on your television or phone and creating a nook with a comfortable chair, pillows and blanket.

Participating in a Food Drive

The fall season is traditionally about celebrating a plentiful harvest and Thanksgiving feasts. However, there are many in our Grand Junction community and around the world who struggle with hunger on a regular basis. One of the most meaningful and enjoyable ways to spend time this season is to help out individuals and families in need.

There are multiple ways to get involved, including picking up a few extra canned goods during a shopping trip and donating them or spending a few hours helping to sort items at a local food pantry. You can also multiply your efforts by raising awareness during local food drives and getting friends and family to join in.