As the scorching summer heat mellows into the crispness of autumn, the city of Houston opens itself up to a season of delightful exploration and enjoyment. Seniors in Houston have a multitude of activities to choose from, all brimming with the beauty and charm that fall brings. From leisurely strolls through parks painted in golden hues to engaging in the city’s rich multicultural experiences, here are five enriching activities that senior citizens can embrace in Houston during the fall.
In this blog post, the home care experts at Assisting Hands Home Care serving West Houston and Katy, TX are providing five ideas for activities to help seniors find safe and fun ways to enjoy Houston and Katy this fall.
1. Senior Centers
Are you or a loved one looking for somewhere to meet new people, take a focused class or go on a trip? Then look no further than senior centers in the Houston and Katy area. The Katy area Fussell Senior Citizen Center packs its calendar with many different activities, including line dancing, jewelry making, games like poker and bridge, painting classes, and more.
The Thomas Glazier Senior Education Center in Houston offers free classes and programs for seniors. This fall seniors can take advantage of workout classes like cardio dance and senior boot camp. The center also hosts a number of opportunities to learn something new, like Spanish and Russian conversation classes, writers workshops, chess club, and much more. And for those that want to relax and do a leisurely activity, the center shows a wide variety of movies for seniors to enjoy.
2. Museum Explorations
Houston boasts an array of world-class museums that cater to every interest. Seniors can spend their fall afternoons at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, which houses an array of nearly 70,000 pieces from antiquity to present. The Houston Museum of Natural Science offers everything from paleontology to a cabinet of curiosities exhibits. An afternoon spent at the Menil Collection, which has free admission, allows you to view an impressive collection of contemporary artists.
These museums offer comfortable, air-conditioned spaces to relax and appreciate the art and history. And they are all located in places accessible by ridesharing or mass transportation and may offer senior discounts.
Assisting Hands Home Care serving West Houston and Katy can assist you or your loved one with getting out and exploring the museums. Give us a call at 281-369-5858, or use the chat box on our website to learn more about our services.
3. Visit a Farmers Market
For those who appreciate local produce, crafts, and a sense of community, the Westchase District Farmers Market and Farmers’ Market on Grand Parkway are must-visits. Every Saturday, from 8 a.m. to noon, Farmers’ Market on Grand Parkway, located in Katy, offers sustainably grown produce, locally raised meats, farm fresh eggs, artisan crafts, handmade breads and baked goods, handmade soaps, jams and jellies and much more. In Houston, the Westchase District Farmers Market is open every Thursday starting at 3 p.m. This market offers a wide variety of vendors including seasonal produce, baked goods, honey, spices, oil, jams, nuts, sauces and more.
Getting to know the people in your community by engaging with vendors and fellow visitors. Fostering a sense of connection and belonging is a wonderful way for seniors to spend their fall mornings.
4. Live Performances
Fall in Houston is synonymous with a vibrant arts scene. The harsh summer heat has eased and live musicians, performance artists, and theater troupes are waiting with fresh material for a new audience. Seniors can enjoy live performances at the Miller Outdoor Theatre, where free concerts, dance recitals, and theatrical shows take place against the backdrop of Hermann Park.
The cooler evenings make it an enjoyable experience to relax under the stars while being entertained by talented artists from various genres. Depending on your schedule and budget, you can have dinner at a surrounding restaurant and also get to experience the city’s multicultural and distinct culinary scene.
5. Historical District Tours
Houston’s history is rich and diverse, and fall is the perfect time to explore its historical districts. A stroll through the Heights neighborhood or the Historic District downtown provides a glimpse into the city’s past with well-preserved architecture, charming boutiques, and cozy cafes. Guided tours often offer insightful narratives about the city’s development.
Before booking a guided tour, research the tours you might find interesting to understand the amount of walking and physical activity you will do, as well as to make sure you are giving your money to a reputable company.
Enjoy the Fall Season in Houston
Houston’s fall season brings a delightful array of activities for senior citizens to love. From the tranquility of botanical gardens to the excitement of live performances, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
And for those that are unable to enjoy these activities alone, Assisting Hands Home Care of West Houston can assist. Our caregivers will tailor their services to meet your individual needs, which can range from assisting with recreational activities or hobbies, or just providing good company for a game of cards or a nice chat.
Give us a call at 281-369-5858, or use the chat box on our website to get in contact with us immediately.