Maintaining a balanced life often includes setting aside time for fun activities and events. Relaxation and play have major benefits for people of any age, including improving the way your brain works, creating new friendships, and improving your emotional and mental well-being. It is important to relax and enjoy everyday life, but sometimes even your usual hobbies fail to provide the proper excitement. In this case, look for local events in your community to give you the opportunity to stretch your legs and let loose.
There are many fun activities that you can enjoy with your senior loved ones in the Pewaukee and Brookfield, WI areas. If your loved ones receive home care or companion care, their caregiver can also accompany them in the following activities.
Country Christmas Light Show
Country Christmas displays over a million holiday lights on 40 wooded acres of Waukesha for a festive light show. Drive through the countryside to view beautiful displays of holiday scenes and animated figures. The price is $15 per car on Sunday through Thursday, and $20 on Friday, Saturday, and holidays.
Afterwards, visit Christmas Village and the Streets of Bethlehem to experience incredible displays, such as the life-size Fontanini nativity display and the working model train display. Also available is hot chocolate and animated scenes for you to enjoy.
Waukesha Farmers Market
The local farmer’s market is in downtown Waukesha every Saturday morning from May to October. More than 70 vendors offer homemade or homegrown products like vegetables, fruits, cheeses, meats, baked goods, flowers, and arts and crafts. Experience the fresh and homegrown food available at the Waukesha Farmers Market before the season is over!
A theatrical production of the 1956 movie “The Bad Seed” will be performed every weekend through November in the Waukesha Civic Theatre. The play follows Rhoda, a young girl whose doting mother discovers her dark and sinister side. Order your tickets to witness the dramatic reenactment of this psychological thriller set in a small Southern town and performed by local talent.
Celebrate fall properly by going apple picking with your family before it becomes too cold for fall festivities. Apple picking is available through mid-October, so be sure to come out on a cool night to drink apple cider and make some memories.
There are several local orchards that are available for apple picking this season, such as Peck & Bushel, The Elegant Farmer and many more. Please check the website for the particular orchard you are interested in to make sure there are still apples available. Come enjoy this relaxing and festive activity in Lake County and South Eastern Wisconsin.
Pewaukee Area Historical Society Clark House Museum
The Pewaukee Area Historical Society provides walking tours of the Clark House Museum and the Steele Family Exhibit Building for residents who want to learn more about their county’s rich history. The Clark House recalls the life of Asa Clark, the first white settler in Pewaukee, and was built under supervision by Asa’s son, Mosely, in 1844. Tours are free and must be scheduled by appointment if the regular hours do not work for you. The Pewaukee Area Historical Society has a variety of events throughout the year, like ice cream socials and a harvest fest.
Annual Pewaukee Kiwanis Beach Party
The Pewaukee Kiwanis Beach Party will return next summer with more lakefront activities for people of all ages. The street will be blocked off for two days in June so residents can safely enjoy a water ski show, children’s entertainment and activities, food and beverages, live music, and an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast.
Bring your family along to enjoy the annual festivities or use this as an opportunity to form relationships with people in your community. Food and refreshments will be served all day and night, and free parking and admission are available. The proceeds for the beach party will benefit local charities, so come have fun and support local causes.
Assisting Hands Home Care offers companion care services to seniors who live independently. Our caregivers provide non-medical home health care for elderly people as well as personal care and companionship. We will keep you or your loved one healthy and safe as they explore Pewaukee, WI and engage in their community.