Fall is a great time for the residents of Brevard County, FL. Melbourne and surrounding cities begin to experience a reprieve from the heat, making outdoor activities pleasurable once again. As the weather cools, there’s no shortage of events geared towards the whole family. From pumpkin patches and corn mazes to fairs and concerts, there is something for people of all ages to enjoy. Champion Home Health Care knows that one of the most important things we can all do for seniors is to include them. It is easy for the elderly to become isolated, especially when they spend most of their time at home for whatever reason. This is particularly true for seniors receiving in-home health care with families who are far away. However, there’s no reason why you cannot come alongside a senior in your life and get them out and about to enjoy the spectacular fall season here in Florida.

Brevard County offers a wide array of options to suit the tastes of almost anyone. Here are some great things you can do in and around the area.

Church at Viera Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin patches aren’t just for Charlie Brown and friends. These are a great way to support local business and get some great photographs. The Church at Viera will have a pumpkin patch from 4-8 pm Monday through Thursday and 9:30 am to 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. All are welcome to attend and purchase a pumpkin in support of their student ministries. Special story times are open to the public on the weekends from 11am-1pm and again from 3-5 pm.

LaPorte Farms

Located in Sebastian, FL, this hidden gem is sure to delight kids of all ages. This is a great spot to take the grandkids and experience a true working farm. October 28 marks their fall festival where there will all sorts of activities such as pony rides, face painting, and hay rides along with delicious foods. If you are looking for some great family fun, give LaPorte Farms a go.

Boo at the Zoo

The Brevard Zoo is always a great choice when it comes to family time. It is easily accessible for seniors and those who have a challenging time with mobility and offers everyone a great time. They will begin their annual Boo at the Zoo event on October 13 running until the 29th on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. You can come dressed as your favorite Halloween ghoul and see the zoo in a different light.

During this holiday season, be sure to include seniors in your plans. Doing so will benefit not only you but them too.