Posted on Oct 30, 2015 | Comments (0)
Halloween Costumes for Seniors and In Home Care
Halloween has always been a fun way to dress up and show off a creative side. Many like to get into the festive spirit and get spooky, funny and original. While the holiday is usually most known for children trick-or-treating door-to-door, Halloween doesn’t have to be just for kids.
There are many ways our senior loved ones can participate in the dressing up. There are many Halloween costumes for seniors that are creative and fun. If your loved one is a fan of entertainment, they might enjoy dressing up like Charlie Chaplin. This would only involve some menswear that can be found in their own closet or at the local thrift shop. A suit jacket, vest and slacks that are similar in color would work great. Draw on dark eyebrows, add a fake mustache, put on the bowler hat, and your senior is good to go!
If a more feminine costume is more appropriate for your senior loved one, perhaps they would enjoy becoming Rosie Riveter. The “We Can Do It” attitude can be loud and proud with this iconic costume. Grab a comfortable denim shirt and roll up the sleeves, throw on some jeans and tennis shoes. Then, simply tie a red polka-dot bandana as a headband, throw on some red lipstick, and your senior loved one is ready to go!
There are many fun Halloween costumes for seniors such as helping them to become Luke and Lea from Star Wars. Not only is that costume current with the newest movie release, it’s also nostalgic for those in love with the original flicks.
Some simple last minute costume ideas include using a permanent marker and writing the words “Go Ceiling” so they can ironically cheer on their favorite team and become a “Ceiling Fan”. A costume that requires even less thought is to carry around an empty frame to become a self-portrait. Put on a Hawaiian shirt and some leis and your senior can easily become a tourist.
Halloween costumes for seniors don’t have to be intricate to be effective. There are many ways to help your loved one get into the creative spirit and have some fun. A quick online search makes creating a costume from items already in the home easy and less of an investment, but still just as much fun.
If you would like to learn more about caring and consistent in home care for seniors, along with the many benefits of professional live in care for the elderly, or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara to speak to a senior care specialist today 805-687-7777! The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit if your elderly loved one is a veteran. In home senior care allows your loved one to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.