Senior and Caregiver Friendly Activities to do This Halloween

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Halloween is less than a week away andalthough it’s a day dedicated to children dressing up and trick or treating,there are activities the older crowd can do to celebrate! Here are a few spookyfun ideas from Where You Live Matters that you and your loved elder orcaregiver can do:
Watch Halloween Movies

Who doesn’t love a good movie!? Thisactivity is perfect for the family to be involved in or great to do solo. Beloware a few Halloween-themed movie suggestions are:
- It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

- Ghostbusters

- The Addams Family

- Little Shop of Horrors

- Halloweentown

- Halloween (the original and the2018 remake)

Tell Scary Stories

Real life spooky story or not, this is agreat activity for the family to do! Spend the upcoming nights reading ghoulstories to get you in the mood, or share any creepy stories that you may haveencountered. This is a great way for the elderly and younger generations toconnect through storytelling.

Halloween Crafts and Treats

This is a great way to show your artisticside and keep your brain active! There are loads of different Halloween themedarts and crafts. With a quick Google search you’ll be able to find somethingthat matches you.
Painted Pumpkins: is carving a pumpkin a little too hard to do? Paintthem instead! All youll need is a pen, pencil, paint and a pumpkin! Optionalsupplies: googly eyes, pipe cleaners, glue.

Cheesecloth Ghosts: these can be made with things already found in your home. Check outhow to make them here.

Mummy Votive Jars: all youll need are any kind of jars (like mason jars), votive ortealight candles, gauze, googly eyes and glue! These make great Halloweendecorations and are fun to make!

Halloween Banana Popsicles: a fun and healthy snack for everyone to enjoy. Made with a fewingredients, this snack is quick and easy to make. Bananas, Greek vanillayogurt, sugar, chocolate chips, peanut butter and popsicles sticks are requiredingredients for this spooky snack.

Mini Donut Spiders: the ingredients needed for this craftysnack are: mini chocolate donuts, pretzel twists, M&Ms, and chocolatefrosting or melted chocolate chips.

Have a spooky, safe and scary Halloween!