Halloween Activities For Seniors

It’s the spookiest time of the year! While you may believe that Halloween can only be enjoyed by trick-or-treaters and children: That’s not always the case. There are fun and stimulating Halloween activities for seniors that can help keep their spirits high and put them in a spooky mood.


Whether you’re looking for a way to keep your loved one entertained or looking for fun activities for your residents to stay entertained: you’ve come to the right place. 


Here’s a list of our favorite Halloween activities. 


Halloween Activities for Seniors


Festive Candle Making 

One of the best parts of the festive season is the decadent fall scents. A candle-making workshop is a stimulating activity that brings everyone together to enjoy fall time fun. Candle-making kits are typically low-cost and easy to use, so your group of seniors or your loved one shouldn’t struggle with the steps. 


At the end of the experience, everyone will have their own candle they can enjoy. To stay in the festive spirit, we recommend looking for fall scents, such as pumpkin pie, cinnamon apple, or vanilla pumpkin. 


Halloween Recipes 

Whether it’s a Halloween drink or a dessert: you can’t go wrong with spooky recipes. Halloween Recipes are scary, delicious, and fun to make in a group setting. 


Here are a few recipes to help you get started:


  • Mummy Brie 
  • Ghost Cookies
  • Dirt Pudding
  • Fizzy Potion Halloween Punch
  • Monster Truffles


You can encourage everyone to bring a festive dish to a Halloween party or cook the recipes together in a group setting. 


Halloween Garlands

Looking for homemade crafts? A Halloween garland is the perfect solution. They’re easy to make and are easy to learn how to make. These are also great ways to make decorations to keep things festive in the hallways and communal areas. 


Here are a few easy tutorials to consider:


  • DIY Eyeball Garland Halloween Decor
  • Fall Garland With Mini Pumpkins
  • Halloween Paper Garland Cutouts


Decorate Pumpkins

Decorating pumpkins is a hands-on traditional festive activity everyone can enjoy during October. You can plan an activity for your residents to work together to paint or carve pumpkins. Some pumpkin carving sets come with stencils to make it easier for everyone in the group to carve intricate Halloween patterns. 


At the end of the experience, you can have a contest and reward the best jack-o-lantern with a prize and recognition.


Halloween Movie Marathon

Grab some snacks and get ready for a spooky Halloween movie marathon. Movie marathons are the perfect way to get everyone and put them in a spooky spirit. We don’t recommend watching a bunch of films in one night. Instead, you can invite everyone to come together to enjoy one Halloween movie a week during October. 


There are several old classic Halloween movies your residents can enjoy together. If you aren’t sure where to start, here are a few classic movies to consider:


  • Hocus Pocus 
  • Beetlejuice 
  • The Addams Family 
  • Casper 
  • Dracula 


For a full-fledged Halloween experience, we recommend combining this Halloween activity for seniors with any other activities we listed here and throw a mini Halloween movie party!


Costume Contest 

Throughout the month, inspire the seniors in your community to make their own costumes with items they can find around the house. They can create masks or full-on costumes: It’s completely up to them and what they can come up with. On Halloween day, everyone can show up in their DIY Halloween costumes. 


The best part is the costumes don’t need to be hard for the seniors to make! Keep things fun, simple, and light-hearted. Everyone will enjoy the experience, share a few laughs with friends, and cherish the moment.


How Senior Companions Can Help

No matter what Halloween activities you choose, you’re sure to have a Halloween memory everyone will remember and cherish. 


The team at Senior Companions is here to help keep the seniors in your life entertained and excited about Halloween. They are passionate about helping your loved ones get excited for the holidays and have new experiences. We understand it’s not always easy to think of fun, stimulating activities that the loved ones in your life can enjoy. However, with Senior Companions by your side, you never need to worry. 


To learn more about our services and how we can help, contact us today. 

Seniors need attention and love during the holidays, just like everyone else. Unfortunately, some people forget to visit their loved ones during the busiest times of the year. 

Finding ways to take care of seniors during the holidays is extremely important. Doing so involves helping them with their physical, mental, and emotional needs. Let’s look into the ways you can take care of seniors during the holiday season.

Hire a Service

Some seniors might not be able to help themselves with different tasks such as:

  • Mobility to go places
  • Remembering important details and schedules
  • Assistance with motor skills

Whatever you may need, we here at Senior Care Companions can help. We offer various services to help seniors each day. You can find assistants to help them 24/7, or just a few hours of the day.


While you should help seniors when you can, you may need professional help. After all, you can’t be at their sides 24/7, so see if you can find a reliable service to look after them.

Plan Fun Activities

Seniors can face boredom during the holidays, especially if they don’t have people to spend time with them. Coming up with fun activities you can do with one another is important to their mental and emotional wellbeing. Potential activities include:

  • Sit down and play board games together
  • Enjoy holiday activities like eating or watching movies
  • Go for a walk through the park

Focus your attention on letting them have fun. Doing so can help you take care of them emotionally and mentally. For example, they could feel happy after the activities or thankful you thought of them.

Seniors can potentially become lonely and depressed during the holidays, so take the time to plan fun activities for them. Doing so can help them overcome the mundane and boring moments in their lives.

Prepare Them Ahead of Time

Some seniors may like to stick with their schedules. If you know seniors like this, you should prepare them before any activities. Some seniors may have health problems, so make sure you accommodate them. 

You can do this in multiple ways such as:

  • Ensure they have a way to safely reach the areas if they have to use wheelchairs
  • Give them specific food if they have dietary restrictions
  • Show them pictures of who they’ll see at the event if they suffer from memory loss

You don’t want to worry them, so make sure you take some time to talk and prepare. This can help them understand the plan and feel comfortable during the activity.

Visit Them Regularly

Often people forget to help seniors with their mental and emotional health during the holidays. If you want to help them during the holidays, just visiting them is an easy way to make their day.

Visiting seniors can help them out in many ways:

  • Allows them to talk with someone
  • Shows them others care about their well-being
  • Help them with tasks or anything else they need

When you visit a senior, you can help them feel happy. You can also help them avoid feelings of loneliness or boredom if they have to live away from home. Even if you have seniors in your life who live on their own, you should visit them during the holidays.

Seniors recognize the time you take to visit them, so they’ll appreciate your efforts.

Ask Them What They Want

Sometimes, people try to make decisions for seniors, so you should communicate when possible. If you communicate with them, you can avoid some problems.

  • Ensure they do something they like and avoid boredom
  • Meet their personal needs and keep them safe
  • Learn more about them and their interests

These points can help you find an activity that will make the seniors happy. You don’t want to drag them to an activity they don’t like, so you need to communicate with them. That way, you can find something you’ll both enjoy. 


Some people forget to remember each senior as a person. Make sure you show these seniors you care by asking them what they want. As you do so, you can form stronger relationships with them. 

Final Comments

The holidays give you a great opportunity to show your love to the seniors in your life. Whether you want to help relatives in your family or the local seniors, you can make the holidays better for them.

If you want to help these seniors out, try out the ideas above. If you need assistance in taking care of the seniors in your life, reach out to Senior Care Companions.

Have any Questions? Just give us a call, we would love to help in any way.

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