Weekly Digest: Senior Treats this Halloween
Halloween’s still a week away, but seniors are already up and ready to celebrate. This once-a-year event’s not just for kids to enjoy! In this week’s roundup, we’ll be sharing several links to inspire seniors to get into their best costumes, to reminisce about the good old treat-or-tricking days, and to be safe this season of scares and thrills.
VIDEO: Seniors Dress Up and Shake a Leg at Hospital’s Halloween Bash
Just because you’re “old” and just had surgery doesn’t mean you can’t join in the Halloween fun. Carolina Pichardo’s post for DNAinfo highlighted the wonderful activities that seniors had in a Health Outreach Halloween party done in the Allen Hospital at New York City. From dances to costume contests, the event proved that Halloween doesn’t necessarily need to be scary to be enjoyed.
SunTrust survey: This Halloween, Americans say bats, pirates represent financial mindset
Did you know that what you decide to wear for Halloween may represent your financial state of mind? A poll conducted by SunTrust Banks Inc. (shared in a Northside Neighbor by The Marietta Daily Journal), revealed respondents associated bats with “sleeping than thinking of finances” and vampires as “paying the bills as sucking the life out of paychecks.” A funny yet interesting way of seeing how finances mix with Halloween!
Celebrating Halloween with pillowcases full of candy and a head full of treasured memories
Pau DeGrassa, in a post for the Delaware County News Network, will surely make seniors reminisce about the good old days. DeGrassa wrote about how the spooky event changed through the years, with her often saying that past Halloween events seemed engaging than recent ones. Regardless of the changes, DeGrassa stressed that Halloween is a good time to celebrate with younger generations and to fondly remember the years gone by.
Daleville Senior Center, Rec Center preparing for Halloween and Christmas
Kids are in for a fun and safe treat over at the Daleville Senior Center! Jan Murray’s post for The Southeast Sun showed that senior residents in the center took it upon themselves to create a safe environment for local kids to enjoy trick-or-treating. The event benefits all – children and their parents get their Halloween thrills in a safe area, seniors get to connect with the younger generation.
Senior Life Fair ‘trick-or-treating’ for adults
Now this is a Halloween event that brought in the treats, even without candies. John Robison’s post for The Emporia Gazette showed how the 2016 Flint Hills Senior Life Fair served as an “adult trick-or-treating” for senior participants. Instead of asking for sweets, visitors got retirement information and elder care services by visiting each table in the venue. With vendors ranging from health care providers to senior living experts, seniors definitely brought home treats.
Additionally, enjoy this year’s Halloween by making sure you learn more about long term care insurance. Seniors can be sure they have access to proper and essential assistance for them to enjoy festivities; caregivers can be given the support they need when looking after their loved ones or patients. Happy Halloween!