Fall foliage is fast approaching. A sunny day is ideal for taking your mom to view the foliage around her state. Bring your camera, grab your mom, and head out for a successful leaf peeping trip using these tips.
Pull Over for Photos
If your mom sees a hillside or park that’s particular colorful, safely pull over so that she can get photos. If she’s not up for photography, you can take photos for her and print them later. If possible, get a shot of you in front of the colorful autumn leaves. While you’re having fun, you do need to be mindful of traffic around you to keep you both safe.
Save Money and Pack a Picnic
A state historic site, a beachfront park, or a spacious green are all ideal spots to relax with a picnic lunch. Pack your mom’s favorites and make a full day of it. Drive along a scenic highway to view foliage, stop at a halfway point for a picnic lunch, and then continue on your journey.
If you don’t want to pack your own picnic, stop at a convenience store or country store and visit the deli. Most delis are happy to make sandwiches to order. Pick up a couple of drinks and a side or two, and you have a picnic without having to put in the effort to make it yourself.
Fall foliage is dependent on a number of things. The temperatures during the day and night and rainfall impact when trees turn. Be flexible when it comes to scheduling a fall outing. For some areas, the leaves turn in early September, but other areas may find the trees still changing well into October or even November.
If you’re booking a hotel, flexibility a little harder to manage. Have other activities in mind. If things don’t pan out with the foliage, your mom may have just as much fun at a historic site, museum, or shopping district.
Save your days off for fun activities with your mom. It’s always tempting to focus on cleaning her house, cooking her a week of meals, and changing her linens on your days off, but you’ll regret not taking time to get out and have fun.
If she struggles to take care of her home and prepare meals when you’re not around, hire a senior care professional. A caregiver is there to help with daily activities of living. When you’re not working or taking care of your own house or children, the caregiver has taken care of things at your mom’s house to allow you to take her out and have fun. Call a senior care agency today to learn more.
If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Plainsboro, NJ, please call the caring staff at Care Street Home Care. You can reach our Mercer/Burlington Division at (609) 496-5666.
Dr. Shelly, as he is fondly known, has served as an Alzheimer’s Support Group Facilitator in Mercer County and is a Certified Dementia Instructor. Knowledgeable, compassionate, and unusually devoted, his guidance is crucial in helping families understand their options and render decisions for their loved ones’ care plan. Dr. Shelly’s extensive experience, sincere and pleasant demeanor, and professional affiliations have made him a vital asset to Care Street.