Posted on Oct 10, 2014
Easy Costumes for Seniors and In Home Elderly Help
It’s hard to believe that we are already into the second week of October. The leaves are changing and there’s a bit of a chill to the air in the mornings and evenings. It’s time to pull out our sweatshirts and put away the shorts. Fall is in full force and soon it will be Halloween.
Many people believe that Halloween is solely meant for trick-or-treating for candy. This is not entirely true. This holiday is the perfect excuse to play dress up and act like a kid. You might have an elderly loved one in your life who might find great pleasure in participating in this fun holiday! While it can be a lot of fun to dress up; there’s no need to feel that you have to rush out to the nearest Halloween store and pick out an expensive costume. Easy costumes for seniors can be homemade and creative.
One simple and do-it-yourself costume for a senior lady is to transform into Mary Poppins. This costume would only involve a long black skirt, a tucked in white blouse, and a black umbrella. The symbolism of the black umbrella would be enough portray this iconic character. A simple umbrella could also be used as a metaphor for ‘raining cats and dogs’. Attach some cute stuffed animals on strings to the umbrella, while also wearing a poncho, for a creative and easy costume for seniors.
Another easy costume for seniors is to pretend they are a bag jelly beans. A clear garbage bag worn over a simple outfit filled with colorful balloons will look like the festive candy treat. A clever costume that is also very simple to create involves wearing a hot pink colored hooded sweatshirt with sneaker hot glued to the hood while worn on the head. This would make for a funny depiction of gum stuck to the bottom of your shoe.
Halloween doesn’t have to be just for kids. There are many do-it-yourself easy costumes for seniors that don’t have to cost a lot and can be easily made a home.
If you would like to learn more about in home help for the elderly, call Senior Helpers of Minnetonka to speak to a senior care specialist today 763-219-4383! The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can show you the many benefits of professional senior care at home or dementia and Alzheimer’s care. The senior care specialist will 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 and in home assisted living 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 Minnetonka provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Bloomington, Minneapolis, Eden Prairie, Saint Paul, Minnetonka, Lakeland, and White Bear Lake, Minnesota.