Sanctuary Care home across the country are embracing a spook-tastic time this Halloween with ghoulishly great parties and arts and crafts.
In Redditch, the spooky goings on are taking place at Brambles Residential Care Home, where the team and residents are hosting a ‘fiendishly fantastic’ day with fancy dress and face-painting, themed games and homemade decorations.
The home’s activities leader Fiona Mosly said: “Our residents love Halloween, they find it funny when we dress up as it is something quite modern that they didn’t do.”
Resident Anne Yearby 88 added: “The costumes are absolutely fabulous.”
The annual celebration are seeing residents take part in a range of themed fun including pumpkin carving, choosing the best dressed witch, enjoying themed cupcakes and so much more.
Fiona concluded: “Many of our residents have fond memories of celebrating Halloween with their children and grandchildren but not when they were young so it’s fantastic that we are bringing the celebrations to their generation.”
Homemade masks in Stoke-on-Trent
Meanwhile in Stoke-on-Trent, residents at Broadmeadow Court Residential Care Home have crafted spooktacular masks made from paper mâché.
Decorated with ghostly designs, residents have transformed themselves into friendly vampires, skeletons and much more.
97-year-old resident Violet Baddeley said: “My mask looks very scary – it’s all good fun.”
Fellow resident Hannah Hulme, who is 93 years old added: “I enjoyed painting the masks – we made our masks from start to finish.”
Halloween fun in Harrow
Finally, Rowanweald Residential and Nursing Home in Harrow is enjoying a spook-tastic time with fancy dress fun and themed games including ‘feed the monster’, trick or treat and ghost-busters.
In the run up to the wickedly sweet celebrations, residents showcased their creative flair by crafting flying bat decorations, complete with fangs and googly eyes.
The home’s activities leader Sunita Ramasawmy concluded: “Our residents love Halloween, they find it funny when we dress up as it is something quite modern that they didn’t do.”