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Get out and enjoy the outdoors this fall

 Fall, is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors, but some of us don’t have the energy to take advantage of this time of year.

There are plenty of enjoyable fall activities that we can do. Here are a few suggestions:

1.   For those of us who like to walk, we can enjoy the beautiful foliage and cooler weather by taking a walk in a local park or nature reserve.

2.     Many communities host fall festivals or farmers’ markets during the autumn months. At the market, we can enjoy the atmosphere and even pick up some seasonal produce.

3.   If you love museums or art galleries they are great places to spend an afternoon.

4.  Fall is a great time to try a new hobby, such as knitting, painting, or cooking. 

5. If you enjoy taking in the beauty of nature a scenic drive through the countryside or a nearby park could be in the cards

6. Many venues offer fall concerts and theatre performances. So you could enjoy a night out and appreciate live music or a show.

7.  Gardening can be a fulfilling and therapeutic activity for some of us. Join a local gardening club or community garden where you can socialize with like-minded individuals while cultivating beautiful plants and flowers.

8.  Fall is a great time for us to explore gentle and low-impact exercises like yoga or tai chi. These are great for promoting flexibility, balance, and overall well-being. Check your local community centers of senior centers they may offer classes.

9.  I love to read as do other seniors so perhaps you could start a book club with friends or neighbors. 

10.   Fall is a season of giving, and we can contribute to our community by volunteering for a local charity or organization. 

By engaging in these activities, we can stay active, socialize, learn new things, and make a positive impact on our surroundings.

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I served as a teacher, a teacher on Call, a Department Head, a District Curriculum, Specialist, a Program Coordinator, and a Provincial Curriculum Coordinator over a forty year career. In addition, I was the Department Head for Curriculum and Instruction, as well as a professor both online and in person at the University of Phoenix (Canada) from 2000-2010.

I also worked with Special Needs students. I gave workshops on curriculum development and staff training before I fully retired

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