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Scary Good Time: How to Celebrate Halloween with Your Elderly Loved One


Want to have a Franken-tastic Halloween with your elderly loved one but have no clue what to do? Don’t be scared away from a great spooky holiday. We have ideas for elderly activities for Halloween. Beware—you may have more fun than you expected.

4 Activities to Celebrate Halloween with Your Elderly Loved One

Keeping your senior active in social events or holidays is important for their cognitive mind. These activities are great for both young and old to do together. Skip the scary, but have a scary good time with these senior activities on All Hallows’ Eve.

Pumpkin decorating contest

Skip the carving, and grab some paint brushes to make a masterpiece on your pumpkins. Set up a contest for the best pumpkin art. Award the winner with a special Halloween treat. By skipping the carving portion of jack-o-lanterns, it's easier for seniors with or without disabilities to participate in the Halloween activity at home.

Spiraling ghosts

Add some spirits of the beyond to your Halloween decorations with these spooky spiral ghosts to celebrate Halloween with your elderly loved one at home. Simply grab some white paper and cut out the spiral to create this boo-tiful ghost out of paper. Add a silly or spooky face to the spiral and make many to decorate the house with these ghostly friends.

Halloween Bingo

Who doesn’t love bingo with a frightful twist? Print out some Halloween bingo cards and let the games begin. Stick with the traditional number bingo or add some Halloween items to the game cards to add a Halloween twist. The winner can also receive a Halloween treat for surviving the hauntingly good time.

Creative costume contest

A creative contest made by hand always looks more impressive than a costume you buy in the store. Get your seniors to be creative this Halloween with a costume contest. The winner of the contest is the senior with the most creative outfit and the one who uses the most creative items to create it.

Spooky Good Time at Nevada Adult Day Healthcare Centers

At Nevada Adult Day Healthcare Centers, we celebrate all the holidays with spectacular activities all of our seniors and disabled clients look forward to. Our elderly care program focuses on our seniors having a blast whether it's a holiday party or an everyday activity. Stop by today to see what Halloween festivities we have planned.