In the fall season, there are many fun and stimulating events held in Philadelphia, many of which are perfect for people over 65 to attend. Philadelphia, PA, home care experts have put together a list of 5 popular local events your senior loved one might enjoy this fall.
1. Senior Strut
This health-related event is for seniors 60 and older and is run by the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging at 642 North Broad Street. The event itself takes place in a park on October 14th from 9:30am to 12:00pm. Your loved one can participate in a walk led by mummers in vibrant costumes and playing music. Walkers receive free T-shirts and nutritional snacks, and there are numerous wellness events, including flu shots and free screenings.
2. Holiday Art Star Craft Bazaar
This fair will be held at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum at 6825 Norwitch Drive on November 19th and 20th from 10am to 5pm. This museum is a hidden treasure in Philadelphia, and the fair gives your loved one a unique opportunity to visit it while shopping among the 70 vendors, making crafts to take home, and sampling delicious food.
3. Franklin Flea
Located outside the Reading Terminal Market on Filbert Street, between 11th and 12th, this festival-like marketplace is open on October 22nd from 11am to 6pm, as well as various other dates throughout the year. Your loved one can have a fabulous time at this market searching through the handmade and vintage treasures, eating delicious food, and listening to live music that can boost his or her mood.
4. Philadelphia Thanksgiving Parade
An annual tradition since the 1920s, this parade will take place on November 24th from 8:30am to 12pm. Your loved one can have a fun time with the family or his or her Philadelphia, PA, caregiver while watching this parade. The parade, which starts at 20th Street and ends at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, features vibrant floats and balloons, giveaways, local celebrities, and seasonal characters.
5. Christmas Village
This outside holiday extravaganza will take place at the City Hall at 1400 JFK Boulevard starting on November 24th and running until December 24th. There will be a preview weekend on November 19th and 20th where your loved one can experience the festivities before the grand opening. This authentic German holiday market is beautifully decorated with thousands of lights and a grand holiday tree. At this event, your loved one can mingle, admire the decorations, shop, sample European food, and learn about international ornaments, gifts, and crafts.
Getting out of the house and enjoying some seasonal events can provide a major boost to your loved one’s overall wellbeing. If your loved one needs help when attending events such as these, turn to Home Care Assistance. Our caregivers can provide transportation and companionship, assist with mobility, and help with a wide variety of everyday tasks. We also offer specialized Parkinson’s, stroke, and Alzheimer’s care Philadelphia, PA, seniors can count on. For more information on our elder care services, please call (215) 645-4663 to speak with one of our friendly Care Managers.