Halloween has a special meaning in the lives of many seniors. This annual spooky holiday is an opportunity to relive youthful memories and the shared experiences they had watching their own grandchildren celebrate this fun event!
When to Celebrate?
Halloween is a holiday celebrated each year on October 31, and Halloween 2021 will occur on Sunday, October 31. We do recognize that many Church organizations do not celebrate any events towards Halloween so please check with your facility, staff and seniors to make sure this celebration is appropriate.
Ideas for a Halloween Theme Day for Seniors
#1 Ghostly Crafts
Halloween is a great time to plan a fun craft activity. Transform your care facility into a haunted house with some creative craft ideas.
Many discount stores will have decorations available like cobwebs and spooky wall prints like the one in the photo below.
When night falls, there's no better way to get creeped out than to host a classic scary movie night. Keep it light hearted with a touch of comedy: Hocus Pocus, Ghostbusters or The Addams Family are all great movie choices for a Halloween movie night.
Whatever you love about Halloween, whether it's scary movies, candy or costumes, there's plenty to do this October to get in the spirit.