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Top 4 Local Activities for Seniors to Enjoy this Fall in Shelton
Laura Gustafson

By: Laura Gustafson on September 27th, 2019

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Top 4 Local Activities for Seniors to Enjoy this Fall in Shelton

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The fall season brings changes. Changes in leaves, changes in weather and changes in activity. Many seniors get bogged down by the cooler weather and opt to stay inside during this time. Find out how to get outside with these local and affordable activities:

1 - Take a day trip to Pumpkinseed Hill Farm

120 Beardsley Rd. Shelton, CT 06484

  • Spend the day exploring this local family farm. Jones Family Farm has a 150-year history in Shelton. The farmers harvest strawberries, blueberries, pumpkins, and Christmas trees.
  • During the fall season, there are pumpkins to pick, apple cider and cookies to enjoy and hayrides for the family. They also have farm animals you can say Hello to- and fresh apples to bring home.
  • The farm encourages visitors to wear good walking shoes or boots and to bundle up with layers in case it’s a breezy afternoon.
  • The visit may cost $15-$30 depending on what you want to experience and what treats you want to bring home. If you don’t want to purchase anything- the experience is free!


2 - Visit your local library for a good book to read

Plumb Memorial Library

65 Wooster Street Shelton, CT 06484

Most libraries have a section designated for “Large Print” that you can ask for if you or your loved one has visual impairments.

  • Spend a couple of hours admiring the large amount of literature a library has to offer. You can cozy up in a chair and enjoy some reading or you can take your books to go.
  • Plumb Memorial Library is a public library and if you’re a resident of the city, you can apply for a free library card.
  • Bring your family and your grandkids, too! They have a great Children’s section as well.


3 - Enjoy a Fall-inspired treat 


106 Commerce Drive Shelton, CT 06484

  • Visit your local Starbucks for a Fall-themed treat! Enjoy a Pumpkin Spice Latte, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin, Pumpkin Scone or the new Pumpkin Spice Madeleines.
  • Prices for these drinks & desserts range from $3.50-$7.00

For those who like a cold option, you can still enjoy ice cream in the Fall! Pumpkin-flavored that is.

Wells Hollow Creamery

656 Bridgeport Avenue Shelton, CT 06484

  • Wells Hollow offers over 50 flavors of ice cream including classics like Chocolate Chip, Strawberry or Vanilla , but during the Fall season- they offer Pumpkin flavored ice cream.
  • The farm describes their pumpkin ice cream as “ A creamy smooth combo of real pumpkin and pie spices.”
  • You can try a scoop or two in a cup or a cone.


4 - Enjoy the Fall Foliage

Go for a walk on the Shelton Rec Trail

Trailhead starts on Lane Street Shelton, CT 06484

  • This trail is handicapped accessible. It’s a beautiful 2.3-mile walk where you can experience the fall foliage and meet some new friends along the way!
  • Dogs on leash, runners, bikers and walkers are welcome to enjoy the trail.
  • Wear layers and comfortable shoes for the walk. Bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated.
  • It’s a public trail with free access. There are no restrooms along the way, so make sure you plan accordingly.


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About Laura Gustafson

My interest in serving a non-profit was heightened when I joined the UMH family over a year ago. I started in a Sales role, but recently transitioned to my position as a Marketing and Development contributor. My former role taught me a valuable lesson which is this: each person has a story to share and their story is unique to them. If we grant each individual the opportunity to tell their truth, we can help them make the best decision towards senior living options. I love working with our residents and their families to learn about them, what their needs are and what they value. In my spare time, I enjoy yoga, running outdoors and making memories with my family.

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