You can make Halloween more fun for your elderly loved ones, interactive activities are a fun way to spend some spooky time with your family. Check out some of these ideas that Quality Family Care has found for the month of October.
Every year there are pumpkin patches and plenty of places to gather your favorite halloween decorations to make Halloween that much more fun. Grab some supplies, and a bunch of pumpkins, and go crazy decorating them and putting them on display. You don’t have to get all messy, just use paint, markers, and accessories to decorate so the mess in minimal, and they last longer. Check out a few of these ideas to help inspire your design.
Share Scary Stories
Your Elderly loved ones probably know some good ones, but you can come equipped with a book or some stories from the internet just in case. Or your family can share their own scary stories, you can turn it into a fire-side camping adventure. Maybe make some s’mores and cuddle up together in your back yard.
Homemade Costume Contest
Help your loved ones to come up with homemade mask and costumes ideas. If you can make some materials available for them to work with, that may spark inspiration that could lead to lots of creative time. On Halloween, have your family vote on which costume came out the best. Maybe pass out awards or prizes for different classifications of winners so nobody feels left out. Examples like: Most original, Scariest, etc.
Some adults probably feel silly trick-or-treating around the neighborhood, but let’s be honest, most of us loved trick-or-treating and were a little sad when we got too old for it. The solution: Do it anyway. Life is too short to worry about such things. Let any anyone that wants to participate get dressed up and hit the block with your kids or a friends family. If you live around more elderly people, maybe organize a time you can all go together or set it up in your community.
Classic Horror Movie Marathon
You most likely have some favorite old classic horror movies. Look through them and pick out a few of the most popular, and enjoy the evenings leading up to Halloween with a loved one and some popcorn or lite snacks. You can also find some classics on the internet.
Share as many different Halloween-related themes and ideas you can think of with your family to act out. You should all have fun watching your loved ones mime Frankenstein or try to figure out how to act like a ghoul. Here’s a list to get you started.
If you have any questions or concerns about in home health care for your loved one, call Quality Family Care toll-free anytime at 877-513-7156. You deserve the best quality care that your family can find. And we are here to help.