Willows Estate residents and staff partake in weekend of Halloween fun

‘Overall, this short but fun celebration of Halloween uplifted their spirits’

Willows Estate residents enjoyed a Halloween celebration at the Aurora, Ont. long-term care home on the weekend that featured costumes, a variety of treats, jack-o’-lanterns and a whole lot of fun and laughter.

Halloween is a favourite annual event at many long-term care homes, and Willows Estate residents and staff members went all out to celebrate the spookiest day of the year, says life enrichment aide (LEA) Azaria Kanda.

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, activities were held in smaller groups and socially distanced, but the spirit of the day was as vibrant as ever.

Azaria says the Willows Estate team “wanted to create the ambience of fun and celebration” for the residents.

There was also complimentary chocolate lava cake as well as tea and coffee and trick-or-treat bags for residents to pick up before they left the party.

Azaria, who organized the event with LEA Bobbi Jo Wright and the life enrichment team, says residents enjoyed their Halloween weekend.

“They were ecstatic and elated to see us dressed the part, (with) spooky music playing in the background and socializing among themselves and staff as well,” he tells The OMNIway.

“Overall, this short but fun celebration of Halloween uplifted their spirits.”

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