‘All in all, it was a spooky Halloween season for the residents’
Halloween was so much fun at Riverview Manor this year residents didn’t want it to end, says life enrichment aide (LEA) Adam Wicklum.
The life enrichment team at the Peterborough long-term care home created two fun, engaging parties that gave all residents a chance to dress up and enjoy lots of Halloween-themed activities.
Adam, LEAs Rosemary Roseborough and Trevor Davis, and personal support worker Robin Willar were busy over the Halloween weekend organizing parties for the north and south neighbourhoods.
Residents living in the north neighbourhood had their party on Oct. 30, while the south neighbourhood celebrated on Oct. 31.
Residents wore Halloween hats and staff members wore costumes. Team members decorated the home with jack-o’-lanterns and a large Halloween mural that residents created in the days leading up to Halloween, Adam notes.
At the parties, residents had the choice of a Halloween cocktail or beer. There were also Halloween-themed decorated cupcakes and cake cones, as well as Cheezies, onion rings and corn twister chips for everyone to enjoy.
The life enrichment team organized several activities and games for the parties, including Halloween bingo, jack-o’-lantern match-up, a Halloween crossword and several word games.
There were also card games that were given a Halloween twist, such as playing “go cat” instead of go fish and “oh mummy” instead of old maid.
Residents also enjoyed watching Halloween-themed movies.
Halloween is a favourite time of year for many Riverview Manor residents, and Adam says he is pleased the life enrichment team was able to deliver memorable Halloween events.
“Residents enjoyed themselves; many of them wished it was longer,” he says. “All in all, it was a spooky Halloween season for the residents.”
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