Halloween can be fun regardless of your age. As a caregiver, Halloween can feel like another thing you have to worry about… but that doesn’t have to be the case. Check out our 7 tips and tricks below to make this Halloween something to look forward to.
Decorate with DIY crafts! Halloween decorations can be fun and easy to make. It doesn’t have to be complex, actually the simpler the better. Try painting pumpkins or making ghosts out of old white sheets. Just make sure when decorating you watch out for tripping hazards.
Watch an old scary movie or something not scary like – Charlie Brown- It’s the Great Pumpkin. Whichever you chose make it more festive by indulging in a Halloween treat like hot chocolate.
It doesn’t have to be all chocolate – incorporate some healthy, senior-friendly treats. Orange creamsicle smoothies, roasted pumpkin soup, not all Halloween treats need to be candy! Check out a few of our favorite recipes here.
Keep costumes comfortable and to a minimum. No one wants to be uncomfortable, so especially when dressing your senior loved one, be sure to keep it simple!
Avoid super scary decorations or using loud music to set a scene. Seniors like routines, and knowing what to expect- so when decorating be mindful of using anything that would disrupt the peace.
Hide the candy. Candy is delicious, don’t get us wrong, but chewy taffy can be a choking hazard, too much chocolate can cause an upset stomach, and sour candy can really shock your tastebuds. It may be best just to hide the candy.
Start a tradition of your own. Halloween doesn’t have to be all tricks and treats, we encourage you to think outside the box and start a tradition of your own!
We hope you have an awesome Halloween!