Now that we have entered the fall with cooler temperatures, here are some fun and safe ways to stay active and social during this season while COVID is still with us…
When the leaves start changing colors and the air gets a bit crisper nothing can beat going on a relaxing walk through the woods or in your neighborhood. Not only is this fun, but the benefits of exercise can help with managing Parkinson’s as well. This can be a safe socially distant activity you could do with others.
Pumpkin picking, making jack-o-lanterns, or just decorating your house with pumpkins is a fun way to celebrate the fall. Not only can this brighten up your home but it’s a great reason to get out of the house while being socially distant.
Dress up for Halloween
While trick or treating may look a bit different this Halloween that doesn’t mean that you can’t dress up. Even if you are staying inside this Halloween it is still a lot of fun to buy or make your own costume. Bonus points if you attend a PFNCA Wellness class in your Halloween Costume.
With the arrival of fall comes the arrival of delicious sweets, treats, and maybe a few extra pounds. So, take this extra time being spent at home to bake a new recipe and enjoy a sweet fall treat.
With Christmas decorations already in stores before Halloween has even happened, the holiday season is officially upon us, which means it is also decorating season. Not only can decorating brighten up your home, but it’s also a fun way you can stay active by yourself or with others.
With the winter approaching, there is a real threat of isolation, especially for those living with Parkinson’s. Getting together with others over the phone or Zoom is a nice way to stay connected. Create or join a book club that meets over Zoom to stay connected with friends and family. In fact, PFNCA is thinking about starting a Parkinson’s book club this year and if that sounds like something you would be interested in you can let us know by clicking here.
Binge Watch a TV Show
Binge-watching a new TV show can be a fun way to spend an afternoon. Perhaps you and a few friends can plan to watch the same show and discuss your favorite moments afterward.
Online Board Games
Board games are a fun way to pass the time either by yourself or with others. You can play board games online with others through your phone or on a computer or iPad.
PFNCA’s Parkinson’s Pointers @Home Lecture
If you’re looking to learn more about Parkinson’s, better understand your disease, or get some of your questions answered by some of the leading doctors in Parkinson’s then consider checking out the latest Parkinson’s Pointers Lecture at Home.
Regardless of what you do this fall, it is important to stay social and active. We hope this gives you some fun ideas!