Posted on Oct 14, 2014
In less than 3 weeks, Halloween will be here. Many seniors welcome the opportunity to celebrate with some traditional Halloween activities, like wearing a costume for a party or to hand out candy to the kiddos. Do you know a senior that would like to have some Halloween fun and dress up? Some seniors gladly go all out and become a character in a full costume, like this Viking.
However, putting a costume together doesn’t have to be difficult. A full costume isn’t even necessary to get in the spirit. Putting the focus on one area with a spooky accessory is an easy way to don a Halloween look. Marthastewart.com has great ideas for costume accessories, here are some examples from her site…
Dressing up in a costume or accessory for Halloween can be great fun but seniors have to remember to also be safe when choosing a costume. Voluminous fabrics or high heels can put an elder at risk for a fall. A close fitting costume that ends above the ankle is best for safe mobility.
Want to see a group of seniors that really got into the Halloween spirit? Check out this video of the Monster Mashing seniors of Greenspring Retirement Community.
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