is right around the corner. After Christmas, Halloween is one of the most celebrated and enjoyed holidays of the year. If your aging loved one has always enjoyed Halloween – whether the spooky or the silly kind – but misses being able to take children around trick or treating, Halloween fun doesn’t have to end. And if your loved one enjoys serving others, there can be plenty of fun Halloween volunteering opportunities right in their neighborhood. Your loved one’s senior home care provider
can assist in making it happen.
Here are just a few to look into to get them started on some spooky fun this Halloween season.
Serve at Their Place of Worship
Senior Home Care Alpharetta GA – Fun Halloween Volunteering Ideas for Your Senior
While many people don’t think of a church or synagogue as a place to celebrate Halloween, more and more places of worship are coming up with alternative fall celebrations to help families celebrate without having to place their children in environments where they’re not comfortable. Some places of worship have “trunk or treat” where kids can go from car to car to trick or treat in a safe environment. Others have fall festivals with lots of fall-themed events but no references to the Halloween holiday. It can be a great place for your loved one to help by handing out candy, leading a game, or serving up hot cocoa to visitors. If transportation is needed, a senior care provider is a great resource for getting them to and from the event.
Volunteer at a Local Library
Many libraries have special story times around Halloween or contests that visitors can enter into such as a scarecrow contest or coloring contest. Libraries are always looking for volunteers to help with reading to children, organizing events, or helping with running a special event. Have your senior home care provider check online for local libraries looking for a little extra help this Halloween.
Help at a Pumpkin Patch
Another great place to get into the Halloween spirit and serve the community is to help out at a local pumpkin patch where families come to pick up the best pumpkins as well as enjoy other fun fall activities like hayrides, corn mazes, and outdoor games. It takes a lot of people to run a large event like this, so they are often looking for locals to come alongside them and help them for a few hours with different aspects of the event. Since these events are usually outside, make sure your senior home care provider helps your loved one to dress appropriately for the event so she’s comfortable and warm enough if temperatures drop after the sun goes down.
Stay Home and Hand out Candy
While staying home may not seem like “serving,” anytime you partake in a community event, you are technically serving. By handing out treats, your loved one is ensuring local kids are having a great night trick or treating with family and friends. Their senior home care provider can help them get in the mood by putting out plenty of scary decorations to welcome the trick-or-treaters.
Halloween isn’t only for the young. It can be enjoyed by all ages and serving alongside others is just one way to celebrate the season.
If you or an aging loved one is considering Senior Home Care Services in Alpharetta GA please contact the caring staff at CaraVita Home Care today. (770) 643-1712