Happy Halloween with Senior Care at Home
Halloween is a wonderful time to really let your creativity shine. Planning a Halloween party doesn’t have to be too complicated; just a bit of preparation is sure to make your gathering a hit. First, you must pick a date; decide if you would like to include neighbors, friends and family. Create a theme to focus your party around. It can be as simple as a color scheme like orange and black, or it can be based on a spooky movie. When you have chosen a theme and date that seems to be a good fit; send out an invitation either through the mail or email.
If children will be attending the party, host a craft portion so they can create a spooky mask or fill up goodie bags full of candy. Apples cut in half can become festive stamps when dipped in Halloween colored paint and dabbed onto paper. A ball toss into a Jack-O-Lantern can be a fun twist on a familiar game.
Even though we are older than school-aged children and should stick to passing out the candy instead of trick-or-treating, it doesn’t mean we can’t get into the Halloween spirit! Our senior loved ones can also participate in the holiday. There are many ghostly crafts for seniors and caregivers that create together to help to bring on a festive mood to last long through to Thanksgiving!
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. 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.
It’s officially time to carve the pumpkins and prepare the apple cider. Dashes of orange are spotted in decorations throughout neighborhoods. Some spookier decorative items such as ghosts and skeletons have made their appearance on doorsteps as well. While Halloween is mainly viewed as a child’s holiday made for dressing up and gathering candy, there’s no reason to believe that adults can’t have any fun.
If you would like to learn more about caring and consistent in home senior care and the many benefits of professional elderly care or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara to speak to a senior care specialist today 805-687-7777! Senior Helpers offers highly trained and dependable respite in home care for the elderly that will allow you the time you for yourself that you need to recharge. The compassionate caregivers offer flexible, non-contractual service that will allow you the freedom to take a break whenever needed. In home care for the elderly is available on a short or long term basis, for a few hours to twenty four hours a day, live in care. 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.