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Halloween Activities for Seniors Back
It’s already October! Although the seasons don’t exactly change here in Hampton, Virginia, it is still exciting to decorate for fall and Halloween! Whether you enjoy going all out with decorations or keeping it simple, the fun of the holidays doesn’t stop in our senior living community! The common areas at The Devonshire are the perfect place for residents to gather together for activities, while still socially distancing. Here are 5 Halloween activities and crafts for seniors to complete this month!
1. Decorate Pumpkins
One of the best Halloween traditions is making jack-o-lanterns. Seniors can decorate their pumpkins with paint or draw designs with sharpies. Displays of the unique pumpkins can be made in the front office, dining room, or outside residents rooms!
2. Costume Contest
A creative activity is for seniors to find spare materials, clothing, or props and create a homemade costume! They can use their creativity to become a historical figure, character, animal, or anything of their imagination! On Halloween, residents can vote on whose costume they like the best!
3. Tell Spooky Stories
Halloween is known as a spooky, scary day! Residents can socially distance in any of the common areas at The Devonshire and take turns sharing scary stories with one another. They may tell a traditional story that has been passed down for generations, make up their own spooky situation, or share their own frightening experience!
4. Horror Movie Marathon
For residents that love a good horror movie, this option is perfect! Invite your friends over, grab your blanket and a snack, and pick a classic Halloween thriller to enjoy the spookiness of the season.
5. Senior Living Trick-or-Treat
Trick-or-treating is a timeless Halloween tradition that can be continued even in Senior Living! Residents in Independent Living can set up treat bowls outside their door and go around collecting goodies! Residents in Assisted Living may prefer to ask The Devonshire staff to set this up for them in common areas around the facility!
Halloween is just as fun at The Devonshire because of our passionate staff and friendly residents! Join in on the festivities as soon as you move in!