Burnbrae Gardens overrun with witches and ghosts on Halloween

Home hosts Halloween party and potluck that scores high resident, staff engagement

CAMPBELLFORD, Ont. – Witches, ghosts and a creative assortment of other ghouls were roaming Burnbrae Gardens on Oct. 31, during the Campbellford long-term care home’s annual Halloween party.

Aside from the fun residents and staff members had dressing up in a wide variety of costumes, there was also musical entertainment provided, which attracted about 25 of Burnbrae Gardens’ 43 residents.

Residents and staff members danced away, while entertainer Kathy Vanderson played the tunes.

Following the entertainment, there were lots of Halloween cupcakes and other treats for everyone to enjoy.

Staff members also had a potluck over the lunchbreak to celebrate Halloween, with several team members bringing in food to share, including pasta, chicken wings, and veggies and dip.

At 5 p.m., personal support worker Bonnie Billen came to the home dressed in a costume to hand out sweets to children who stopped by for a visit.

April Faux, Burnbrae Gardens’ administrator and life enrichment co-ordinator, says Halloween is a favourite time of year for both residents and staff members. She adds that each year the annual party gets a little bigger.

“We’re getting more engagement every year, which is nice to see,” April says.

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