General Wellness

Celebrating the First Weeks of Fall

Autumn arrived in beautiful fashion on Sept. 22, with temperatures cooling, leaves turning and the sun shining. Whether you were wistful about saying farewell to summer or thrilled to usher in the new season, there are many ways to celebrate and recognize these first days of fall.

If you haven’t already, check out some of the following fun ideas for soaking up the season:

  • Revel in the classics. From apple picking to pumpkin carving, seeing the colors to seasonal décor, there is a reason all of these activities are classics: They are enjoyable ways to transition from summer to fall with great flavors and fun.
  • Use all five senses. Fill your house with the aroma of pumpkin (a candle or a pie!), enjoy the flavors of warm soup or apple donuts, listen to the sounds of a crackling fire, feast your eyes on the season’s natural beauty on an afternoon hike and even jump in a pile of leaves for some childlike fun. Autumn is the perfect season for sensory exploration and appreciation.
  • Host or attend a tailgate party. Whether you see the game or not is up to you—tailgates can be an entertaining and casual way to get together with friends, enjoy some fall weather and cheer for the home team.
  • Scare or surprise yourself. You can start with a corn maze and advance to spooky stories or a horror-movie marathon. Darker nights offer plenty of opportunity for getting out of your comfort zone. If this sounds far more frightful than delightful, think s’mores in the backyard or a fall camping trip.

The options for celebrating fall are pretty much endless: Take a picture for your holiday card, roast chestnuts, visit a farmer’s market, make some leaf art, attend a local fall festival, try something pumpkin spice or visit a haunted house.

“Fall is such a magical season with the changing colors and shifting light. It gives us the perfect opportunity to pay attention to our surroundings and celebrate where we are today,” said Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Knapp. “We have loved seeing many of you already this fall and here’s your friendly reminder to schedule your 2022 appointment if you haven’t already!”

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